My computer work station consists of a loaded Mac Pro (Early 2008), and a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid-2014) for away missions. I use both for video editing and production work. The Mac Pro has 22 GB of memory, and multiple hard disks (three 4 TB drives in a RAID configuration) and two 8 TB archival storage drives. The Mac Pro boots up with a 1 TB SSD on a PCI card internally. I am just upgrading it with an NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti graphics card with 2 GB VRAM.

Even though the Mac Pro is a 2008 model, it is still as current and reliable as other work stations out there. The 2015 MacBook Pro Retina is still state-of-the-art for powerful portables out there.

Flash to the Past: On January 24, 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh 128K. Two days prior, a quite provocative Super Bowl commercial had aired that pretty much suggested that Apple’s new creation would literally make a smashing impact upon a world turned gray and uniform by too many IBM-type PCs. Here’s that classic Super Bowl commercial:

Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

–Steve Jobs