Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Feb 2009 14:36 UTC
Apple With the economy in decline, many fear that the one company to take the financial blow would be Apple. The company focusses on the higher end of the market (at least in price), and with many people having less and less money to spend, as well as facing insecure financial prospects, people may decide to choose for a cheaper, non-Apple computer. Piper Jaffray, an Apple-friendly analyst firm, has projected that the Cupertino company is about to face a decline in year-over-year Mac sales; for the first time in six years.
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Netbooks are nice but...
by JPisini on Wed 18th Feb 2009 16:19 UTC
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I have said elsewhere there are many people like me that have bad eyesight and a netbook is unusable. I currently have and use a 12 ultraportable for traveling and that is the minimum that works for me. I can't use a netbook for more than half an hour without getting a headache so what good is a 8 hour battery life on it. No netbooks are nice and they are not going away but they are not for everyone at least not yet.

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RE: Netbooks are nice but...
by sbergman27 on Wed 18th Feb 2009 16:42 in reply to "Netbooks are nice but..."
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I can't use a netbook for more than half an hour without getting a headache so what good is a 8 hour battery life on it

My eyesight is reasonably good. And I don't have this problem with my netbook. But one odd thing that I have noticed over the last 20 years is that if I spend hours on end working with smaller devices, like palmtops or high end calculators like the HP48GX, I start feeling vaguely nauseous. Which is a shame, because it means I have to limit myself. But the effect upon me is undeniable and replicable. I first noticed it in my 20s with my HP48GX. I do not remember having such an issue in my teens when I used to spend loads of time programming my trusty TI-59 calculator.

Anyone else have this issue?

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No, but I have discovered that staring at broken router or server configs for hours at a time gives me a massive headache. :-P

First Person Shooters make me pukey these days, though, and strangely didn't 10 years ago.

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