random musings from a primate

Who needs a laptop?

On a recent trip to Iqaluit (Nunavut), I basically used my Android based #Xoom tablet and a Logitech BlueTooth keyboard for 4 days straight. Only time I broke out the MacBook Pro was for a mindmapping session with a client, and that was because I hadn’t tested the excellent MindJet app with a VGA projector yet, so I didn’t want to take a risk. Used Docs2Go for word processing and spreadsheets, native email/Skype clients, MindJet (for brainstorming), camera/video capture apps, MoboPlayer (for movies, since the TV available didn’t have connection), and many of the Adobe apps for design, creative and annotation.

Sitting down with my MBP, Ubuntu and Windows laptops now at home, I realize that I haven’t used them in nearly two months. LOT of security updates to keep me busy today.

I’ve heard of people trying to “live on a tablet” for a few days as a test of their technical mojo and to explore the current state of mobile software, but it seems that I’ve been doing this without even trying. Very impressive. I wonder where we’ll be this time next year?

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February 2012
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Twillingate Lighthouse

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Enlightened One

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The Long Vigil

Blizzard and River, Central Newfoundland

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