My MacBook died last Thursday. Its logic board failed. I asked the techies at the Wasilla MacHaus if that might have had to do with the logic board's dealings with Progressive Alaska. No comments.
The photo at the top is of my first iBook G4, my new MacBook Pro, and the remnants of my MacBook. The MacHaus tech people removed the hard drive from the dead laptop and inserted it into a $60.00 unit that is now a backup hard drive, and includes all the stuff from the old laptop. They helped me migrate all the data and applications from the dead laptop to the new MacBook Pro. I was impressed.
This is our 14th Macintosh computer in 20 years. That's if you count the Motorola-built Mac clone I got for Judy in 1996. And that includes all of the kids' Macs, two of which they now use. Right now, our greater household - including the kids - uses eight of those 14. The only one to actually die was the MacBook I just replaced. But even that machine's innards and memory live on. The MacHaus people will put the unit's screen into another unit. For one of the employee's own machine. It is an organ donor.
Macs are remarkable. Over the past week, since the MacBook died, bringing up laptops and home computers with people in Anchorage and the Valley, I've gotten a lot of comments from people who have PCs and wish they had Macs, none from people about to switch away from Macs.