Apple's introduction on Wednesday of their newest sweet, sweet babies to the world (39% speed jump!) got me thinking about my computers of past and present, and realizing that they have all possesed names. I am just of the opinion that inanimate objects perform better when personified by a given moniker.
My car has a name (Vinny,) my bike has a name (Alexander,) why, I spent a weekend trying to restore an authenticate shag rug from 1971 and even IT had a name (Henry. Sadly, the rug expired into a pile of creamish fluff following an industrial washing and brushing.) The Professor proved my point when his Mac tower -- unnamed! -- refused to acknowledge his existence earlier this week.
FRIDAY MEDAL ROUND: List the names of your past three computers (or machines/gadgets of choice)
Gold - Johnny Five (current eMac)
Silver - GusGus (past G3)
Bronze - TomJones (tower at my last job)
I've also computed on ElvisAaron and Georgia (after O'Keefe, although I didn't appoint that name.) Now I work on a computer with my own first name...which makes me feel eerily guilt-ridden when something big goes technically berserk.