Friday, May 02, 2008

Zen Comment About "Moving" In Impressive Circles

I was having a discussion with one of my students today online.  We were talking about my new Mac computer.  He also has a Mac and is just as enthusiastic about his as I am about mine.  He was telling me that he wants to get a laptop, and I was telling him that I still have a tablet that I use, and that since it is a windows machine it can run SmartGo

I then informed him that I know Anders Kierulf in real life, and that "sgf" stands for "smart go format" which he invented.

Whereupon he said, "Wow, you move in impressive circles."

To which I responded, "I am like a go stone... I don't move... other stones gather around me."

To which he responded, "How very zen."

That was the idea.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Mac Rebate

It pays to ask.  I called Apple and asked if they offer a rebate to customers who have bought a machine within a certain period of time when they upgrade models.  They gave me a $200.00 rebate, with which I was very satisfied.