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Photo by blakespotAt the local seaside art centre, I went to cobble together a WordPress site this morning on my trusty/crusty ThinkPad X60s, with a steaming mug of caffe latte. A woman very kindly offered me her seat in the shade so I could see the screen.
Written by Jake Rayson Rayson, Contributor on

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At the local seaside art centre, I went to cobble together a WordPress site this morning on my trusty/crusty ThinkPad X60s, with a steaming mug of caffe latte. A woman very kindly offered me her seat in the shade so I could see the screen.

But it was a ruse, a ruse to effuse and wax lyrical about her new iPad.

“It’s lovely!”, she proclaimed “So easy to use!”

I quizzed her about the keyboard, surely it must be a stubble-fingered exercise. “Oh no, it’s lovely too!”

See, I’ve never heard anyone say that about a PC. My 5 year old laptop is lovely but not in an effusive way. It is ugly, like a japanese car from the ’80s, but it is solid and reliable. However, it doesn’t have a wow factor, or an ooh factor for that matter.

Those technically in the know doubtless will poo-poo these mere trinkets. However, Personal Computers were never meant to catch on.

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