Archive for October, 2009

The Best Computer is The One That’s With You

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Photographer Chase Jarvis published a book called The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You. All the pictures in the book were taken on his iPhone. The premise is that the ‘best’ camera is the one you always have.

With apologies to Mr. Jarvis, I would like to suggest that The Best Computer is The One That’s With You. For me that is my new Macbook Air.

I bought it as a refurb from Apple’s website, it is small and light enough that I can carry it around and don’t really notice it. The multi touch trackpad is so much better then my old Powerbook’s single touch trackpad.

In addition, using my tethered iPhone to get Internet access lets me be online anywhere. No more scamming WiFi signals.

There are some short comings; only one USB port and no built in Ethernet jack. But those are minor gripes.

Of course it is the best computer for me because I am always able to get online and do a quick bit of work and ‘good enough’ that I am actually productive.