In the past, I’ve asked questions regarding everything from whether they liked their jobs to the breed of dog they would like to be reincarnated as. Today, I take a look at the piece of technology that is nearest and dearest to so many bloggers, writers, and entrepreneurs: the computer.
If it were not for the invention of the personal computer and the advent of the Internet, it is very unlikely that I would have embarked on a career as a freelance writer. As such, I posed two related questions to the “tweeps” on Twitter:
How often do you buy a new computer? Laptop or desktop.
@michaelkwan I’ve been using my current Toshiba laptop for 4 yrs & it’s still serving me well. Now I’m tempted to get one of those netbook
@michaelkwan My current MacBookPro is slightly over 2yrs old and going strong, though new 13″ MBP is trying to enchant me
@michaelkwan Buy? What it this “buy” you speak of it? I know not how it applies to computer hardware.
What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a computer?
@michaelkwan most time or money
. @michaelkwan I spent US $3142 on my Sager 5680 in September 2003. I probably spent another $200 on accessories, so ~$3350 total.
@michaelkwan $4,000 but that was back in 1994 or so.