Is It Possible To Live With Just A Laptop?

from the unless-you've-got-insane-requirements dept

David Coursey goes off on a long explanation as to why he can never live with just a laptop - which seems ridiculous to me. Basically, he describes his requirements - almost all of which I've accomplished over the past few years on my laptop (which is, realistically, the only computer I use), and seems to insist that they're impossible. For example he talks about how he needs to be able to connect to a number of different networks in different locations. I do that all the time with my laptop. It's not that complicated. I'm not sure why Coursey feels that having multiple computers makes this any easier. His last reason is by far the silliest: he is afraid he'd forget to bring his laptop to work each day. Stupidity isn't necessarily an excuse for needing two (or more) computers. His argument reads just like an argument from someone with too much money explaining why he needs both a Porsche and a Land Rover while most people are out there getting by with their ten year old Ford Escort.

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    u2604ab, 30 Jan 2002 @ 2:00am

    10 year old escort

    mhh5 needs to trade his 13-year-old escort for a wrx: it has the off road ability of the land rover and the on road ability of the porsche. damn.

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    Brian Weaver, 30 Jan 2002 @ 4:27am

    Is It Possible To Live With Just A Laptop?

    It saddens me to hear he doesn't have enough laptops. I myself have laptops in every room, my vavorite is in the bathroom. I like to read the latest issue of MIT Technology Review with a Playboy wraper, wraper, get it? Hahhahahah! What's wrong with having a Porsche and a Land Rover? I don't get it.

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    mhh5, 30 Jan 2002 @ 10:12am

    hey don't knock the Escort!

    How did my car get into this post? And it's now eleven years old. 118000 miles. Will trade for a Subaru Impreza or WRX. OBO.

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    msykes, 30 Jan 2002 @ 4:10pm

    Re: hey don't knock the Escort!

    Also available for trade: 1 '91 Ford Mustang, 2.3L 105 HP chick-magnet. Air conditioning flaky, front bumper duct-taped, passenger side window non-operational, sort of stinky. But it's a real pretty shade of blue.

    I love my laptop, why would anyone *need* both a laptop and a desktop?!

    msykes

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