Field Testing

Well, ok, it is working well out in the field. (See here for what I’m talking about.)

Keys started out a little sticky, but are loosening up with use. Good. Ok, here’s a secret: I admit to feeling a little (just a little) smug among the group of people sitting here, ‘cos you see they’re all the same – all five of them, in one tiny cafe – with their normally individual and cool-looking macbooks (it’s one of those ‘hoods), now looking unneccessarily big, heavy and clunky in comparison.

Ok, I’ll stop being annoying. It was just a smug moment, and now it has passed. Here’s the setup in the field:

cafe pda

It’s always a nice feeling when one spends just a little money and gives a whole new life and functionality to some device one has had for years. It’s arguably as much fun as buying a whole new device.

The furtive glances over are amusing.

(Well, it’s either because of my neat little setup appearing out of my handbag, or the fact that I’m totally naked (on such a cold day too) that’s drawing the glances.)

Ok, just kidding.


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5 Responses to Field Testing

  1. damtp_dweller says:

    It’s a pretty nice idea, especially if you find that it’s more convenient than lugging your MacBook* around with you. I can’t help but feeling that my eyes would begin to hurt after a little while staring at the screen from a comfortable typing distance though.

    *: See how I’ve even capitalised the word MacBook properly? I did this without even thinking about it, not realising how strange it was that I should do this. Whatever else you say about Steve Jobs, his marketing people are brilliant at hammering an image of their products into your head. Even the typeface.


  2. Amara says:

    So next field test: A European train. I guarantee you the whole train compartment will be oogling your setup.

  3. Clifford says:

    damtp_dweller:- The print size is about the same as that which I would read on a laptop’s screen. You just don’t have as large an area, that’s all.

    Amara:- Ok, I’m there!



  4. Cynthia says:

    Clifford, just promise me you won’t have this very cool pic placed in an adulterated catalog made with virgin paper!

    Peace and joy,

  5. Clifford says:

    Uh… ok. I promise. -cvj