Well, my business partner suggested we blow some money on hardware before the end of the year, for tax relief. The question then was, would I like a new PC or laptop or a Mac M1 or what? I could not think of anything.
Traditional PC box was out. I have some, they are nearly a decade old but work just fine. I always hated those big, ugly, noisy boxes, mostly full of air anyway.
Traditional laptops were out. I have a pile of old ones here. Always hated those as well. Terrible keyboards, small screens, clumsy format.
Microsoft Surface was out, after a bad experience with the battery exploding on mine.
Never owned or used a Mac in my life. Who would want such a closed system? But OK get me that new fangled ARM powered M1 with it's rumored performance and battery life.
I have total confidence that Rust will work fine on the M1. Even if there are issues initially.
The weird thing about my rambling story is that soon I am moving house. Likely a lot of old baggage does not move with me. Between my Raspberry Pi and Jetson Nano Xavier collection and that M1 it is likely to be an Intel free home.
Imagine, an Intel fee home, for the first time in forty years!