Yes, I know, I just bought one last year. Yes I know, it's not a 5K Retina model. None of that is relevant. The venerable old 2007 iMac which became the family work horse has finally carked it. It won't turn on. It is no more. It is an ex-parrot.
I wrote a lot of books on that machine, and even more articles, columns and blogs, of course. It served me well and many times in its last years of use I found myself shaking my head in wonder that it just kept going.
No more, though.
And we need a family work horse.
So I see no alternative to handing down my new iMac and making the supreme sacrifice of getting in a replacement 5K model.
A moment's silence please. This is a sad day.