My Mac’s speed has slowed, so I made a call to Apple Support. I believe most of the techs are considerably younger than I, and therefore expect their frame of reference might be different from mine. After accessing my computer, the technician looked at various potential problems, made some changes, rebooted my computer in safe mode, and then back again in regular mode. As we were discussing the issue, the young lady said, “Of course, yours is a vintage Mac.”
I have a friend who has (what he calls) a vintage car. It “came off the line” in 1960. Many car enthusiasts would insist it is not old enough to be vintage since it’s post-1930. I have some beautiful old jewelry, but it’s not 100 years old and cannot be defined as vintage. I, too, have made it to my “golden years,” and I’m definitely not vintage!
How on earth did my 6-year-old Mac become vintage? Should I ship it off to the Smithsonian?
In this wonderful age of technology, things age extremely fast. Computer chips appear to age faster than anything. The computer chip in my dryer died at the age of 3, and the chip in my electric range had to be replaced before it made it to one year.
Although advances in medicine have expanded human life expectancy, this does not hold true for computers. Fortunately, the techie was able to make my Mac function better. It’s slower than it was a few years ago, but what the heck, so am I.