It took a licking and keeps on clicking

Our family’s MacBook Pro is a brick. You can’t leave the house without its power cord. It takes a few minutes to launch the OS. Some programs run slow and sticky.

But it’s lasted almost a decade.

How many computers have you gone through since 2009?

Count the number of phones you’ve had. Add the iPads and tablets. Maybe you’ve even had a few laptops during that decade. Most of those are dead and either back in China or Africa, where they’re being torn apart to rebuilt tomorrow’s computers.

Our MacBook Pro trudges on.

In a disposable era that Apple and others exploit, this computer has lasted.

Imagine our clothes, devices and other stuff had that sort of longevity.

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