I’m a little torn here, so I’m in need of some good comment-based advice — it’s regarding my impending purchase of a laptop, or should I say, a palm-top. I work from home, however I do travel 3-4 times per year to conferences and whatnot, and when I’m there I end up needing something to 1) surf the internet, 2) blog with, and 3) check Bloglines. I normally don’t do any real work at conferences besides soaking up all the information and rehashing it into weblog entries, so I used to own a bottom of the line, small, iBook G4, and that was perfect. The problem was, I never used any applications on it besides Safari or Mail, so the ~$1,000 purchase seemed like a bit of a waste to me. SXSW is coming up fast and since I sold that iBook a few months back, I’m now in the market for “something” to surf the web and blog with. And therein lies the dilemma 😉
Jeffrey Zeldman just wrote a fantastic piece on this “web 2.0” stuff over at A List Apart.
Many people have tried to define “web 2.0” as social networking, or technology-infused user experiences, or whatever, but to me, “web 2.0” is this:
While the dotcommers were making really cool stuff in the late 90s, younger people like me (middle school, high school) were idolizing them and aspiring to run dotcom companies once we got a bit older. Now that we are older (19-25 or so), and have witnessed the demise of the dotcom era, we’ve vowed to make even better dotcom companies that kick way more ass than our idols ever kicked.
My buddy and business partner Colin Devroe drove all the way to New Jersey last night from northern Pennsylvania to purchase iLife ’06. He just used iWeb to put together a little page about his wedding a few years back. The design looks great, except, check out the source code.
I’m as big of a Mac fan as anybody else, but the new Apple MacBook Pro just doesn’t sit with me as well as I thought it would. I never expected that Apple’s pro-level laptop would be one of the first machines with an Intel chip in it, but I, and many rumor sites, were wrong. I’m currently in the market for a new laptop since I sold my previous PowerBook and iBook, and I was seriously looking into purchasing the new MacBook Pro but I’m a bit turned off after sniffing around a bit. Read on for my two cents.