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MacWorld – Excitement Interruptus

Posted in MacWorld 2008, Rant, Tech News by fernieville on January 15, 2008

There is no tablet. Let me make this clear….NO TABLET! The Macxperts and Macheads and Mac fanatics like me simply cannot understand Apple’s reluctance to offer us a tablet. If I want one, I have to send it to someone to gut it out and fashion a tablet a la Frankenstein. Ok, so a ModBook is actually really nice…but I don’t want it like that. I want a Mac-kified Tablet, a Steve Jobs approved, reviewed, scrutinized, tablet!!!!!

Why Steve Jobs wont you listen to us? WHYYYYYYYYYYY *sob*

All I want is to have a NOTEBOOK. Not just a laptop…a notebook tablet where I can write notes, equations, then swivel and voila! Keyboard!

But what does Santa Jobs bring us one more year? one more computer, one more lap-top, albeit one that fits in an envelope. Bah humbug. I’ll pass, and till next year, I don’t think I like you anymore…and I’ll act immature until you give me my tablet dag nab it!

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Charity is a business too

Posted in Tech News by fernieville on January 5, 2008

The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) found itself dumped by Intel after OLPC found out that Intel peddling it’s own Classmate PC (partnered with Micro$oft) to the Peruvian Minister of Education who happens to be friends with OLPC. If only OLPC had read Classmate PC’s website and seen in the news portion how Intel really feels about OLPC. (as of 01/05/07)

If you see on your left, you’ll notice how Intel seems to be excited about joining OLPC, but then thinks its version is more “rugged and feels better suited for classroom than OLPC.”

So which is it Intel? Are you excited or not to join OLPC? Was perhaps your motive for joining to undermine the OLPC project? Substandard processors maybe?

How embarrassing Intel, to think of your bottom line while pretending to care.

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