About those ultra-mobile tablet/touch screen PCs

Nov 02, 2008 in Technology

Forgive me Father, for I have not yet sinned—but just might. After looking at specs for laptop computers yet again, I am facing another bout of gear lust. We all know that lust is one of the seven deadly sins. The virtual ink is not even dry on my last blog post, yet already the urge is so strong I need to confess my desires right away.

To think: all I was looking for was a Windows-compatible laptop/notebook computer with a full-size 6-pin Firewire (IEEE1394) port and graphics card with dedicated RAM. The machines below don’t have Firewire. They don’t have dedicated graphics hardware. But you must admit, they are cool. If a picture is worth a thousand words, these videos should be just over the top.

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Still can’t track it down, but getting closer

May 18, 2007 in Personality, Technology

Once thought to be the ultimate answer to the Consolidator, Excalibur is beginning to waste my time. I’m not even sure I can blame the computer itself. I think I bought this machine right in the armpit of last year’s and next year’s technology. Operating systems are being patched, applications are being upgraded, everything is fighting for the same DLL headspace and I’m stuck in the middle, wasting time while trying to get this machine to just work.

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Windows Mobile… tablet or not?

Aug 31, 2006 in Productivity, Technology

The thrill of having a TABLET has kind of worn off. I guess it’s because I’m a faster typist than a writer, and with my horrible handwriting the system has mucho trouble converting to text, as well as searching my ink. That said, I’m still having fun using pen-based systems. The next item on the agenda: my Toshiba E830 pocket pc. This thing is a skookum piece of gear, albeit in desperate need of a software update. Still, I’m getting tons of mileage out of it, with the only drawback being that it doesn’t have a cell phone built in.

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Tablets of silicon

Dec 31, 2005 in Productivity, Strategy, Technology

I should have figured that Moses was onto something when I read he returned from the top of Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments on tablets of stone—after all, he was a revolutionary. Until October I was either chained to my desktop or buried under the weight of my 10lb. desktop replacement. In my new, “Tablet of Silicon”, I’ve found my centre—in terms of measured productivity, and not mere philosophical speculation.

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