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No USB means no competition with the Apple notebooks line.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 at 03:55:48 PM EST
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... or Mac, for those who prefer a big screen, a big keyboard and frankly don't care two figs about carrying their computer everywhere.
by Bernard on Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 at 04:08:51 PM EST
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That too.

Also.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 at 04:22:06 PM EST
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I haven't taken the laptop out of the house in nearly 3 years. I gave up when continually faced by a hedge of laptop lids facing me round the meeting table. Barriers.

So I started taking a small moleskines pad with me and a pen. I occasionally whip it out with a  flourish and jot something down - otherwise it's attentive listening and observation of body language and reactions, and a better understanding of where the meeting is going.

Since I started this, there are fewer and fewer laptop lids in evidence. It's not me - it was just a fad, and now people have discovered for themselves that it was an unproductive fad.

Meetings! My father wrote a book about meetings, company secretary that he was. I shall have to diary my meetings thoughts, but not for a while. BTW after 40 years, I now accept that my father was right. Most meetings need to be structured to ensure the optimal decision-making process (Optimal for robust decisions, enduring motivation and cost). I suspect Frank S. might think the same.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 at 12:27:26 PM EST
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"Most meetings need to be structured to ensure the optimal decision-making process"

Absolutely, I sat through so many rambling meetings at Uni, the supposed chairman allowing people to wander off-topic, discussing things we'd been over  before and about which they had nothing constructive to add.  

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 at 02:13:33 PM EST
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"Let's have another meeting to find out why we're not getting any work done."

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 at 02:38:13 PM EST
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... I think of the IBM PCjr, with a keyboard deliberately constrained to be a chiclet keyboard to avoid competing with the IBM PC, and then made wireless so you could keep it on your lap while the PCjr was hooked up to the TV but ...

... why would you want to keep it on your lap? ... because it was a bloody useless chiclet keyboard!

The Commodore 64 ate it for a mid-morning snack ... until of course Commodore Business Machines started to catch too much Marketing Strategy itself and was lapped by the market.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 at 06:39:54 PM EST
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