Well after having used my Macbook Air for quite some time I have to say it really rocks. I have had it in meetings, carried it all around, used it on the go and it has been my primary machine at home the whole time (I do have an iMac at work as well).Â I have not been hampered in any way by the lack of extra ports or media drive (over the years I have never really used them either). I feel the same way about the removable battery. I have always carried a spare but have rarely if ever used it. After having had to lug around and use a large number of different laptops in the last decade this is by far my favorite.Â
Wow! What an amazing time. I only got to attend for the first day but I really had a blast. Also to give credit where it is due, I dont think the experience would have been quite the same without Twitter. I wound up chatting and eating with some folks that I have followed for a while and others that I literally started following while we were chatting. I continue to be amazed at the power of this simple application to forge new connections and avenues for discussions.
Anyways, big kudos to Chris Brogan, Chris Penn and all the rest of the Podcamp organizers. Definitely well worth it!
What the heck happened? A few weeks ago I was chugging along in my PC existence blissfully unaware of the upcoming tech disruption in my life. Then one day, sparked off a blog post by Jeff Pulver, I started to wonder, why not a mac? So many smart and interesting people I know have been making the leap lately. My original objections were that the hardware was too expensive (not so anymore with the adoption of the intel processor), that the OS was buggy and crashed (OS X is rock solid and well matured now) and that there was not a lot of application support (again, with all the recent converts it seems like a good deal of the innovation is happening on the mac side now). That combined with the fact that it is a certified Unix under the hood and it gives me native access to all the GNU apps I have come to depend on and I was sold.
Since making the leap and buying a macbook I have come to know and love such apps as Adium, QuickSilver, Moodswing, many others and of course the terminal.
Oh and I also bought an iPhone 😉
Did I mention this Apple stuff is addictive?