Like you, fellow internet surfers, I’ve been cooped up in the house a lot lately, even working from home for several weeks. You start to look at your surroundings when you’re in one spot for a while. That’s when you notice things. I guess I’m a bit of a neat freak because what I see is killin’ me: clutter. This topic is one I seldom write about, but that may change the more I am stuck in my humble abode.
Some have said the tablet is dead. Others thought the tablet would replace all traditional computers before it. Steve Jobs said Apple thought there was enough room in the middle, between a smartphone and a laptop, for a tablet to not only exist but to excel. I say that space has become too tight; the tablet is being squeezed out.
Living in Apple land was nice and comfy. My sweet set-up consisted of just two things: iPhone and iPad. Well, I guess I should also include the cheap bluetooth keyboard I cobbled together with my Apple tablet. But it’s good that I escaped the soft glow of The Apple logo because the Halo Effect is real.
Until recently, the computery things in my house were kinda simple. My wife and kids used Windows machines; I use an iPad. This made my job as household I.T. guy not too hard. But now a Chromebook has been thrown into the mix. So things are a bit more interesting.
We’ve got these amazing pocket computers that no longer amaze us like they used to. When iPhones were the hot new thing - wow! - every time one came out, people literally lined up in the street to buy one. That phase faded. But next week, Apple might be wowing people again.
Chromebooks are interesting computers - all-Google-or-nothin' laptops. They're popular because they're simple and affordable. But some people still think Chromebooks are too limited because they're "just a browser," nothing more. But what more do you really need?
As I sit here typing on my iPad, my thoughts spill over with uncertainty. I feel conflicted - over my Facebook account! This should not be. And you're probably thinking, "Really!?" I'm not being melodramatic. Yet where do I begin? How about we try to keep it simple. Simple is good, don't you think? Cyclical... Continue Reading →