A quick note to the esteemed IT professional who will be setting me up with a new Mac tomorrow:
Hi there, fellow!
I know that most days there's no real love lost between us. IT and Creative Services are just about as opposite as two departments can be. While I was studying liberal arts in college, you were reprogramming graphing calculators, and both of us were as happy as clams. I respect our fundamental differences.
Let's just, for a moment, set aside how much easier your life would be if all of us over here moved to PCs. I'll forget all the calls for help you've ignored because you didn't feel like dealing with the Mac farm. I'm even willing to overlook the fact that I haven't been able to print Word documents for close to two weeks now despite the fact that you assure me there's no problem.
On my desktop, you'll notice an 11 GB folder of MP3s called "Important Work-Related Data."
Just move that folder to my new computer, and we'll call everything even.
We can pretend Iggy Pop, Ladytron, Dealership, Black Box Recorder, The Postal Service, and Of Montreal are all names of important contacts.
Or business accounts.
Or top-secret projects. Whatever lets you sleep at night.
See, isn't it fun to share secrets?