Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 21:19 UTC
Apple Apple held its keynote speech just now, kicking off its developer conference. The company announced minor refreshes for its laptop line, introduced a stunning new laptop with a Retina display, and gave a sneak peek of iOS 6, which will launch in the Fall.
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RE[3]: Death of Wired networking
by zima on Mon 18th Jun 2012 23:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Death of Wired networking"
zima
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Most of the time your laptop will be unwired. Why carry an ethernet port if it's seldom used? [...]
The whole point of a laptop is to be portable.
If you want/need a network cable you might as well get a desktop computer.

So you're seriously arguing that RJ45 port impacts in any significant way the portability of a laptop... (instead of, say, "Form > function"*)
And that for this one minuscule port it's sensible to get a desktop, and ignore the overall benefits of a laptop... (most people seem to use them in quite "stationary" / home settings BTW; they're still much more convenient)

Try to limit RDF sometimes... * especially when it's ultimately about a stupid aesthetic trick. Dropping RJ45 didn't really make this MBP thinner - it's for style, optically thinner ("slick" tapering edges)


And nearby...

I assume most people have a regular desktop around and a laptop being a second system.

Laptops outsell desktops for quite some time. There are plenty of my acquaintances with just a laptop in their home - or, at most, the desktop is usually at least partly broken, in storage (people rarely outright throw away such stuff here)

Well, 'a' case and an extreme one. I'm not likely to be found in a room with over 500 laptop users all using WiFi [...] Public places seldom (I can't name any) have an network socket in the wall.

Lecture rooms at one nearby tech uni typically have ethernet at hand; wifi access is often a disaster, with so many machines around.

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