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Nullstream Rule #22

Mobile Tech

February 13, 2008 05:24 PM PST

"All laptops will evolve to fit into a manila envelope."

Comments (3)
Paul, February 14, 2008 11:09 AM:

I think this would be a good evolutionary target for laptops.

Dave, February 17, 2008 12:16 PM:

Yes, but making something thin doesn't necessarily make it more portable.

Paul, February 24, 2008 10:48 PM:

I don't consider anything larger than the iPhone to be portable: if it doesn't fit in my pocket, it's luggable, not portable. The test scenario is basically, if you're heading out for coffee on the weekend, will you take it with you? iPhone: yes, laptop: no.

That said, I spend a minimum of 90 minutes per day commuting in wifi enabled shuttles, so bringing a laptop with me is a requirement. The thinner (and thus lighter) the laptop, the less I have to lug around every day which is nice.

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