We had to go to Valley Fair this afternoon so Diane could return some purchases to Coldwater Creek. Since I had no particular interest in that store, I wandered over to the Apple Store, secure in the knowledge that I wasn’t going to buy anything.
There were two reasons I knew I wasn’t going to buy anything.
The first reason was that just last weekend, I’d upgraded my Mac Mini to 1GB and bought an external hard drive/port replicator for it, all to make it easier to transfer my old tapes to DVD. When I captured the first tape I tried, there were dropouts; I thought it was because the Mini was short on memory, but after further investigation, it just seems that that tape is defective in spots. But having more memory is a good idea, and I was desperately short of hard disk space anyway.
The second reason: tomorrow is the first day of WWDC, and there might well be some interesting announcements. I’d hate to buy a new machine today, only to find out that it was obsolete tomorrow.
But clearly, many people either didn’t know or didn’t care about WWDC; the store was very busy, and it wasn’t just lookers — there were lines at the registers, and not just for accessories and software, but for new systems galore. Almost makes me wish I owned Apple stock!