It all began in 2009 with a phone call from one my oldest friends in Cape Town. He informed me that he had just bought a Mac for himself and, not only was it was one the best things he had ever purchased, but also that he had told his wife that he would not work on her computer any longer unless she too bought a Mac.
As I’ve always had a high regard for his idea of quality, simplicity and reliability and, as my old PC had just died again-I thought I would get myself a Mac. I had worked with PCs on another business of mine for about 10 years and one of the first things that astounded me, was how simple, beautiful and intuitive the Mac layout was.
I often used to think that there were things missing-I was used to the complexity of Windows. The Mac was alluring-It beckoned me to use it more and more. After a few years, I realised that I would be spending many hours on a small setting until I got it just as I wanted it. I also realised that in Knysna there was no one who could help me any longer.
Then the most important thing that I realised was that I loved the Mac system. So, I put a few ads in the local papers in the Garden Route and within a short while, I became really busy. That was in August of 2012. We are now well established in the Garden Route as the leading Apple service specialist and have just opened a branch in the southern suburbs of Cape Town.
I see the Mac as Steve Jobs did-The hub or command centre of our digital world. I used it initially for my business. In other words, for e-mail, designing documents, working with spreadsheets, browsing the internet and communicating with people. As I am also a musician, I started using the Mac to record my musical compositions. The software for doing this comes with every Mac now and its free.
Then I saw that I could stream music to a beautiful digital sound system from my Mac. I could stream photographs in the same way to my television set. I could back up my Mac wirelessly and print wirelessly. So we don't just set up a Mac. We set up a whole system for you. The Mac, printers, internet, back ups, Apple TV, iTunes accounts and digital sound systems. And we do it beautifully. In your home or business.
Founder of Mac Everything