The Business of Graphic Design

The next generation computer

By September 15, 2010 No Comments

It’s that time again. Actually it’s past that time…when I need to upgrade the computer system – you know the feeling…suddenly the computer can’t keep up with you anymore. It’s constantly cranking in the background, you’ve done all you can to squeeze the resources out of it. So the search begins for a new system.

This time it’ll have to be a speed demon to keep up with Adobe CS5 – so we’ll order it with a dual quad core, with 6 GB of memory, blah, blah…

I have two monitors now, but I’m considering a third for a social networking constant, some times I just have my laptop open for that. Although it can be distracting.

Over the almost twenty years of business I’ve budgeted for a new computer every 2-3 years, with a software upgrade in between. It’s worked well for me. The funny thing is this new one will almost cost as much as my first one…a Gateway Pentium System with 512K hard drive – wow! It was SO COOL!!! But it was expensive at $3500, but less expensive than a Mac.

That’s why I became a Graphic Designer on a PC – it was affordable.

About Becky Bayne

Becky is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience. She is the founder and president of Becky's Graphic Design which she began in 1992. She and her husband live outside of Nashville, TN where she enjoys creative photography, gardening, and baking for her family.