Rachel Kroll wrote a blog post last Friday entitled I mortgaged my future with a Mac. The part I found most interesting is near the end of the post.
Instead of staying with my wonky-but-free ways of doing things, I shifted all of my stuff over to the Mac. … Now when I want to get back out, I have to do all of the work I thought I had managed to avoid by using a Mac in the first place.
I’m not interested in the pros and cons of using a Mac, but I really liked the phrase “wonky but free.” I have a growing appreciation for things that are wonky-but-free, technologies that make a poor first impression but have long-term benefits.