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Do You Have That Portable in a Midsize? – New York Times

Intel has persevered, arguing that there is a “use case” — the technology industry loves jargon — based on the intersection of increasingly accessible broadband wireless networks and the Web. We are going to want the Web wherever we are. Think location, location, location.

Do You Have That Portable in a Midsize? – New York Times



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Pretty, but not practical

Yes, it’s striking in its design. As with all things that catch our eye, a deeper look may leave you a little disappointed.

MacBook Air: A Little Too Pretty?

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Intuitive desktop

Watching this video is certainly entertaining, like watching a magician’s sleight of hand. And, I’m afraid, that may be the biggest appeal here for me. I can see myself bumping and stacking things just to see it done – it looks so intriguing. But, except for using it with pictures, I can’t see that it would help me find any files, or organize better.

BumpTop: an intuitive desktop | How to be an Original

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I signed up for the eagerly awaited 30boxes beta, and I must say…

It’s a disappointment.

It seems the only thing different about it is its ability to shorthand one’s posting. But there are so many basics missing for something that just came out. What about repeating events that don’t follow a very common but not necessarily commonly used every day, week, or month pattern? Looking at their message board, something like this is a frequent request. So why was something that seems that basic left out? What’s the fancy footwork that took its place in the list of features to get done before launch? That I can share my calendar with my “buddy”?

Sorry, just not worth the extra work it will require to make up for what’s not yet there. I can already do it in Yahoo – I would at least expect it to do what Yahoo already does.

I’m hoping for major changes. And soon…

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