Technical Archive


Life with the Macbook

Yesterday, Simon, my son, took his first real look at my Macbook Pro. He stared at it for a few moments, and said “where are the mouse buttons?”.

That was the point at which it struck me that the world is pretty much conditioned to doing things “The Microsoft Way”, and that Apple is a really excellent example of showing that not only are there alternatives, but some of them are actually better. Read the rest of this entry »


I think I am a convert.

My old laptop (a Thinkpad T43) is getting old. It is slow, its disk is small (and full), it needs a new battery, memory (2GB, can’t go higher) is too small for a lot of what I need to do.

So I started looking around for a replacement.
I noticed that a lot of colleagues and friends seemed to be using macbooks. I also noticed a lot of them on airplanes and in the different Red Carpet lounges I visited at different airports. People demoing software seemed to use virtual machines running on macbooks. Read the rest of this entry »