The title of this collection comes from a January 2018 Apple ad for the iPad Pro, which is also the first block included. The Verge has also been running a series of articles and videos (all also within) that reference that same Apple ad and question (block) and mostly focus on the tablet-to-laptop and laptop-to-tablet convergence trend. This collection started as I had been thinking (for well over a year prior) about what to do about replacing my 2011 MacBook Pro, which for a long time hasn’t been eligible for macOS upgrades, has a finicky keyboard and broken trackpad, and generally is running on its last legs. But after a while, I started looking beyond MacBooks, iPads, Surfaces, and Chromebooks as my only replacement options and started thinking about e-ink, Linux, Raspberry Pi, alternate input methods, multiple-device replacement ideas instead of a one-device replacement, etc., and that’s kind of the state of things now. Meanwhile, I still haven’t replaced the laptop that started this whole accumulation. [22 April 2020] [8 June 2023 Update: still no replacement]
Rick Lee James
AI created image from the phrase, “Jesus flipping over the tables in the temple.”
It’s safe to say that this is the first day that my personal “Twitter/X/Whatever” account has had more interaction than my @MisterRogersSay account.
Sep 16, 2023, 1:09:48 PM