Tuesday, December 25, 2012
I used to be a desktop kind of guy. It started out as economics, carryover from college days when laptops were an extra expense which wasn't nearly as reasonable as they have become today. With the advent of corporate vpn access, things seemed to get even easier since I could leave my work machine all set up and remote desktop to it from any machine at home. I still hate lugging a heavy laptop around, but something about the 15" macbook pro I was using three years ago turned the corner for me as far as laptops go. Apple has done a phenomenal job at making their products sexy, all save a precious few as as much toy as they are tool. I still don't frequently take my work laptop home. But for home use, my primary machine has become my 13" macbook air.
There is such a thing as too small, namely the dell mini netbooks I have, a leftover relic from before the days of the iPad. And there is definitely too big or at least too heavy, that defines just about every PC laptop I've ever used.
All of this got me thinking about the commercial above and how cute I thought it was back when it aired almost one decade ago.