I Need One Now

Well yesterday started off as a good day. I sold some car parts to go towards funding a truck I’m buying, and after doing some other miscellaneous positive things around the office, I felt pretty good about the day. Somewhere around mid afternoon, I got an e-mail from an editor. He needed a file of mine from a year or so ago, so I went onto my Time Capsule where I store some of my files. As I’m clicking through the folders, I started noticing the beachball come up more and more often. The Time Capsule wasn’t responding, like the drive was … oh crap. The drive was failing.

Instantly I backed up anything I needed to onto another drive, frantically making sure everything was covered. It took several minutes to transfer over 3GB worth of data, and I knew I was screwed. That money I got that morning was just enough to buy an Airport Extreme and a 1TB hard drive. Time to go to the store.

Well since I was at the Apple Store, I had to play with an iPad, right? So I went over to the table and played around with the product. It felt so nice in my hands. Natural, and not as heavy as I’ve read in other reviews. I also found out that I could type on it really efficiently, but that’s because I don’t type like most people, and really only use three fingers to get the job done. Suddenly, my excuses for buying an iPad were going out the window.

I seriously considered tapping into my car fund to pre-order a 3G model, but I can’t do that yet. Maybe if I land a big client or move some other stuff in the next few weeks I’ll buy one. But now the decision has been made and it’s official – I have to have one. Now I just have to figure out how.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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