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.
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.