Friday, September 25, 2009

Nooooooooooo! Verizon! Don't do this to me!

I just read a Futurelawyer post that's like a dagger right into my heart.

The buzz is that Verizon may not offer the Palm Pre in January.

Please, Lowell McAdam. You've got the absolute best wireless company in the country. Don't hamstring your loyal customers by refusing to offer the best smartphones.

Oh, and Palm? Wanna grease the wheels? Stick an expansion card slot in that bad boy.

Monday, September 21, 2009

FutureLawyer on Pixi

I (kind of) agree with the FutureLawyer on the Palm Pixi.

Great phone, great features. Crazy desirable, no matter what they call it.

Still, I'm troubled by Palm's apparently newfound inability to include an expansion slot. Everyone has expansion slots in their phones now, and I credit Palm primarily for forcing that change.

So why abandon it when card slots are getting smaller and cheaper all the time?

It just doesn't make sense.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Mac vs. PC -- Am I a Fluke?

I'll start by saying I've never owned a Mac. I've played around a bit with friends' Macs, and it seems like they do pretty much the same stuff as my PCs.

I've owned a grand total of 3 PCs over the past 12 years. The first was a pieces-parts comp-in-a-box that I got for a whopping $300; the second, an Emachines that I bought shortly before law school (again, about $300); and the third, a loaded Dell desktop that I bought for $450 off of Dell's outlet website (this one I still have).

And I've never had a serious problem with any of them. Free firewalls and free anti-virus/anti-spyware programs are wonderful things, I guess, because I've never experienced an attack on my computer. Not one of those computers was replaced because of crashes, viruses, or "headaches." Simple obsolescence did the trick.

Also, an occasional warning or error message when I install a new peripheral or piece of software hardly (to my mind, at least) doesn't rise to the level of the "thousands of viruses and tons of headaches" that the Mac people keep telling me about.

So my question(s): Am I a fluke? Should I be scared of continuing on my PC-paved road to oblivion? Should I take out a second mortgage on my house and buy a Mac?

Please let me know.