I just brought home a new MacBook to replace my creaking old workhorse, a Mac G4 Powerbook. Apple promised an easy transfer of data and even applications from the old machine to the new one using a Firewire cable. It worked wonderfully, although I wish it had allowed me to make more fine-grained choices about what I wanted to bring from one to the other. In only about 3 hours, all my documents, preferences, bookmarks and other goodies were in place. All I had to do was find them. The finding took a few more hours. Within maybe half a day I had recreated by mail history and all my Quicken financial files, my site definitions, my iPhoto library. I’ve spend days in the past migrating to a new computer. The Firewire is my friend!