Three years ago, I proudly announced to everyone who asked that I did not own an iPod, nor did I intend to ever own one. I was a supporter of the underdog, the iRiver, thank you very much.
In August 2006, I realized that interface and integration was everything and bought a Video iPod.
There was balance in my life, though. I was still a PC user and, while the idea of owning a Mac was appealing, I was more than happy with my HP Pavillion laptop.
In September 2006, my laptop was stolen during a break-in at our home. That next week I replaced my HP with a MacBook Pro. While I still use PCs, I must admit that computing is more fun on the Mac.
Yesterday, after a frustrating run trying to get my Blackberry to sync properly with my Mac, I received and unwrapped (those of you with one will know that the packaging is a huge part of the experience) an iPhone.
Convergence is a good thing. For the first time, when I leave the house with my portable media player, personal data assistant and portable phone, I’ll carry only one thing.