Portable computing

There is no intrinsic reason why a kilogram of plastic and metal with a couple of silicon chips in it should sell for more than its weight in silver. Nor do we need ever-more-powerful personal computers; the heavy duty processing is moving off our desktop and onto servers, and has been for years, and only idiocy of the finest water (such as Microsoft’s attempt to turn Vista into a surveillance state in microcosm) can justify it.

Charlie’s Diary about the Asus Eee. When these things drop to around £100, we will see more of them in colleges. I want a 7 hour battery life not 3 hours!

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