I don’t recommend starting a vacation like this but the upside was that this was such a big deal that we could only console each other.
We will skip the personal data issue for now. (This Powerbook didn’t have a lot on it. Still not good.)
This post is about getting a replacement. Home owners insurance usually covers stuff like this and ours did with a $1,000 deductible.
So what happened yesterday? Steve Jobs announces the MacBooks, Intel inside, laptops. Do I jump for the latest technology or stay with tried-and-true older stuff.
I decided on tried-and-true and smaller. I ordered a 12-inch Powerbook today. It was a refurbished model that was the same (even processor speed) as the current new model but $200 less. The insurance check just about covered it so we didn’t need much out-of-pocket.
It’s on its way. The first thing I will do is configure the firmware password in case this one disappears like the last one.