After much procrastination, I’m about to tuck this precious laptop into a box and send it off to Memphis for 5-7 business days.
About one month ago, the small wonder started exhibiting a peculiar problem: intermittent and quite unexpected instantaneous shutdowns. After enduring random blink-outs as I searched the web for a reason, I nervously called Apple about a fix. Without hesitation, they admitted knowledge of a somewhat regular problem (even as they have avoided a complete recall, fueling fears of many). They assured me that continued use of the machine will not exacerbate the problem, so I’ve limped along by obsessively hitting ‘save’ as I write emails and blog posts for fear of (yet another) loss of data. But now, the time has come. I have every expectation that we’ll have our baby back in a few days, better than new. It’s just that our backup is an aging PC with spotty internet access, and I’m quite spoiled.