We’ve Come A Long Way, Ctd. 3

For the final installment, a look back at those early pioneering laptops. Yes, they may have weighed 15 pounds and set you back something in the region of $6000 to purchase, but with 16 MHz of raw processing power and an optional 40MB hard disk, they created the market for viable portable computers.


I still wouldn’t want one of these behemoths resting on my lap for any length of time, though.

For those interested in the recent history of IT and computing, this YouTube channel is well worth following.

Price Discrimination is Not Funny

Apple Religion Cult

Except, of course, for those times when it is very funny indeed.

CNet.com reports:

Apple customers are known to pay a premium for their Macs, strong design, and integrated software. Apparently, Mac users will also shell out more for hotel rooms too.

According to the Wall Street Journal, travel site Orbitz has been able to segment its audience in Apple and Windows camps. The upshot: Mac users will pay $20 to $30 a night more on hotels than PC users.

I freely admit that this story brought a smile to my face as I sat hunched over my dusty, ageing Dell laptop.