I don't own a laptop. I have nothing on which I can create or edit a Microsoft Word document. In fact, I don't even have one of those new micro-laptops like the ASUS EEEPC. I'm creating this article in Google Docs on a Nokia N800, using an iGo Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard to enter text while sitting at a local Internet hotspot.
Well, I hate to say it, but this time I believe Apple missed the mark with the MacBook Air.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs never wanders through his Macworld Expo keynote presentations. He is always focused, and this year he may target one area that many people aren't expecting: The business world.
On Friday, October 26, 2007, at 6PM, Apple's latest version of its operating system, Mac OS X version 10.5, code name: Leopard, went on sale. People lined up outside of Apple Stores all around the country to be the first to get a copy. Normally I head straight for My Little Apple Store in Millenia Mall here in Orlando to check out important launches, but this time I decided to see how things were shaping up at my local Best Buy Store.
There's a certain convenience laptops offer that no desktop can. The problem is that today's laptops aren't convenient enough. If fact, it is my belief that laptop makers, Apple especially, should be concentrating their design efforts on creating a device that literally replaces the pen and notebook and stop trying to cram a desktop computer into an inch-thick sliver of metal and plastic.
OK boys and girls, enough frivolity. It's time to get down to some serious speculation. On August 7 at 10AM PT Apple's Steve Jobs will tell us what's behind Door Number One, and perhaps Door Number Two and Three. Like everyone else I've got some predictions.
Vern Seward entered a Cupertino-induced trance like state recently where he saw Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The result? Vern's sure he figured out what Mr. Jobs will announce at the company's special media event on Tuesday.
You may have felt it in your bones, knew it at some subconscious, subatomic level and wished that someone somewhere would take the time to find out for sure, then publish the results. Now someone has. Macs have a lower total cost of ownership than PCs.
It seems obvious to me that the personal computing scenario where we sit in front of a dedicated box is quickly becoming friends with the Dodo. More often now our data and applications are virtual, we can get to them no matter where we are. This would imply that we should also have devices that let us access that data and use those apps conveniently and easily.