However the realities of my situation have motivated me to at least explore learning Objective-C and developing something for the Apple platforms.
- I own a very powerful Mac Pro and an IPod Touch. I love them both and don't see me switching to a Windows or any other OS ever again. Aside from my day to day hacking, I seem to be squandering an opportunity to really make use of this hardware at my disposal.
- I am currently not employed. Most likely I have the entire summer to try anything else other than what an employer needs from me.
First impressions are Objective-C is not that difficult to get started in. I am really impressed with the power of Apple's XCode IDE as well. I regret not making the time to start playing with it sooner. This looks like it is going to be fun.