|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Has anyone else seen these
|On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 01:39:22AM -0500, Mark Simko wrote:
> > BTW - this machine might be the Walkman of computers.
> What do you mean by that?
Prior to the walkman all portable sereos were bigger, louder and
bulkier, needing bigger batteries and drawing more power.
The Walkman revolutionized portable audio be understanding that the
vast majority of people didn't need louder bigger portables, but lighter
high quality usable designs. It sold by the billions.
Laptops are functioning under the same problematic mindset. We don't
need faster, more coplex and bigger laptops. We need smaller, better
designed, more portable, less expensive laptops.
This thing is exploiting a long overdue and needed remaker of the market
and doing so with almost no marketing. They ARE selling like hotcakes.
and nobody gives a shit if they have dual core 4 gighertz CPUs with
800 gigabyte drives. They care that they can slap them closed and toss
them carelessly into their bookbag and take them for a job and make a
phone call from them from a wireless hot spot.
http://www.mrbrklyn.com - Interesting Stuff
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"> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be damned.<
You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been attached at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt. I guess you missed that one."
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