Linda Bridges will be giving a presentation on her experiences running Pacific Solutions, an independently owned computer shop in SE Portland.
Joshin Yamada’s personal story: “I first visited Pacific Solutions back in early 2005 when the first Mac Mini was released. I wanted to save money, so I didn’t pay Apple’s outrageous upgrade pricing for ram. Instead, I tried out a local computer shop on Powell Blvd. The first 1GB ram chip I bought only showed up as 512 MB. They were very friendly and easygoing about my returning to exchange the memory chip for another. It also didn’t work, and I was pleased when I was allowed to bring in my Mac Mini and open it up at the counter and try out a third memory chip right in the store. The third time was the charm, as the employee figured out that the Mac Mini was very strict about using the higher density ram chips that were just hitting the market. That friendly service is why I’ve returned to their store over and over since that time.”
Come join us at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Center), 721 NW Ninth Avenue. Question and answer hour starts at 6:30pm, with the main discussion starting around 7:30 pm and ending at 9 pm.
If you find that you want to divest yourself of your old Apple hardware to make way for something new and shiny then you can bring up to 5 items to swap at the meeting.