In the aftermath of the last week, I decided to get over my nasty cold and reboot my lagging musical career by investing in a new cheap eMac. 1.25 GHz, 80GB, DVD writing, the works for only $1000. It's really fantastic: useful right out of the box and i was putting down tracks within 15 minutes. I can't imagine what it would be like to be a rock-obsessed teenager at this moment -- it was all 4 tracks on cassettes in my day.
For the record, this is the "Geek" variety of Rock Experience.