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I Wet Myself

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Apple announced a whole lot of other stuff at their Macworld keynote. Check it out.

Internet Findings

On my usual rounds on the Internet, I have stumbled across some gems as usual. None of them are related to each other, so away we go with the hodge-podge of discoveries.

Let’s start with bad idea inventions. Every boy dreams of his robot protector, but this has got to be the worst Transformer ever. Being bullied at school? You need…a calculator! That’s just going to get bullies to kick your ass even more. It’s about as useful as this firetruck that is bound to cause more fires flying down down the road.

There are some more useful things I’ve found in my browsing. LifeHacker has this article on bringing an old computer back to life with gOS. This is not an official operating system from Google, but it is a custom Linux system relying heavily on Google’s web applications. Next to nothing is needed for storage as Google provides the storage space for the applications.

It’s Apple Rumorville as usual. There is speculation Apple is in the works with Asus on a tablet PC. Some sites have even mocked up images for what it might look like. I’m excited as tablet PCs have been pretty poor in my opinion. Any chance to improve the UI and therefore usability is always a welcome invitation.

Although I think Apple would do a great job at a tablet, I would rather see them create a subnotebook. After all the recent attention the Eee PC has received, I really want a subnotebook for myself, something I can toss into any bag. This is something Apple could do better than what already exists in the market.

Last, I ran across this calorie counter for major fast food chains and their products. It’s one thing to know how many calories and how much fat you are putting int your body, but I think the study is incomplete. I want to correlate the numbers into a unit of measure that I call happiness points. If the calories from fat are high, happiness points are high as well. I’m going to get right on this study.

Apple Laptops vs. Everything Else

In the past half decade, Apple has made leaps and bounds and gained lots of popularity, starting with its iMacs and followed by the ever popular iPod. People are starting to wonder whether they should purchase an Apple computer for their next laptop. If you are willing to spend the time to learn a new system, then you should go for it.

The first question that comes up in people’s minds when looking at Apple laptops is, “Why are the things so expensive?” The short answer is quality. You are not comparing apples to apples, no pun intended.

Apple laptops are sexy. I don’t know what it is about other computer manufacturers, but they can never create a form factor that is simple and clean. They throw tons of buttons on the computer and think it looks good. It’s ridiculous. Take a look at the front of my work laptop. How does anyone think this looks good?img_7074.JPG

After you wipe the drool from your mouth, pick up an Apple laptop. The unit feels solid. I can’t stand it when you pick up a laptop and the casing creaks. It just screams of poor build quality. This is not just a pet peeve of mine. The more flexing you have in a casing, the more likely you are to be pulling and stretching the internals as well. That can’t be good for sensitive electronics held together by tiny cables. Not all non Apple computers are built this way. Pick up a high end Sony VAIO or a high end IBM. They are built solid as well, but their price is right up there if not higher than Apple’s price tag.

I’m not proposing that an Apple laptop is right for everyone, but for those of you balking at the price of Apple laptops, I wanted to point out what you’re getting for the price tag. It’s not the same, cheap build that a lot of vendors offer. It’s a quality piece of technology.