I have tried a lot of blogs in the past, and just never stuck with them. I know the reason why, but I choose not to disclose it. I am going to try to keep this one going, I really am. But I know it’s a long shot, which is why this blog is named:
I guess I should tell you a little about myself, and what this blog will entail. First about me:
I’m 28 years old, married, with no kids(As of yet). I enjoy playing and watching sports, with Football(NFL) being my favorite. I am a NY Giants fan living among Philadelphans in Philadelphia. A very dangerous mix.
I’m a geek, or more likely a computer geek. I have loved computers since I was 8. My first experience was on a MAC, with a game called Manhole. I loved it so much I begged my parents to get me a computer. I saved up a LOT of house choirs, and any other money I received and went halves with my parents. My first PC was a16mhz pc with 1MB of ram with a 10MB Hard drive. On it consisted of Dos, and Geoworks.
Since I had no idea how to use a pc, I kept deleting important system files to create space for any games I wanted to install. Because of this I had to keep calling tech support to rebuild the config.sys, and autoexec.bat files. After about 40 calls, I was able to understand how to fix them myself, and therefore allowed me to start troubleshooting on my own.
As I grew older I bought more powerful desktops to allow me to do more. But I craved mobility. I wanted to be able to sit on the couch, and use my PC. Eventfully I was able to buy my first notebook for $40. It was a 50mhz IBM Thinkpad, and I loved it!(I Still own it to this day, and it still works) I loved the fact that I could sit on the couch and use my PC. Of course I still kept my Desktop, as the notebook was not powerful enough to be my only PC. I kind of counted this as my first side computer device.
As time when on I bought other notebooks, but they all started to get a bit boring. I wanted more. Something more personable. Something more me. Then came the Tablet PC in 2003. A computer that allowed you to write on the screen. It looked awesome. To this day tablet PCs are still considered the underdogs of the computing world. Which is another reason I loved them. My first tablet was a Viewsonic, but I really didn’t get the concept until I bought the TC1100… What a tablet that was.
Once I learned the TC1100 was doomed, I went through over 20 different tablets. I just couldn’t find what I wanted. I was looking for a side device for my desktop. Something I could use at work, on the couch, in bed. For surfing, note taking, artwork(I love artwork, but I’m not really good at it), and games. I wanted something small, but not too small. The TC1100 was almost perfect. After 20 tablets, I was frustrated. But then came the UMPC.
In today’s computing world the UMPC is the ultimate Underdog. Most reviewers have no idea how to use them or what they are for. To me, it’s almost what I’ve been waiting for. First, it’s small. It has a 7 inch screen, and can come anywhere I want it to go. They were created in mind to be sold cheap at one point. Cheap in $499. Perfect for me, who uses UMPCs as a side device. I have a desktop, that is my world. It has everything on it that I could possibly want. But I can’t move it. I can’t take it with me.
I know I don’t need to take EVERYTHING with me, which I why the UMPC is almost perfect. If they could get the price down even more then what they have been doing, then it would be perfect.
So this blog will be about many different things, but mostly focus on mobile computing. That was a short little story about me, and if you have any questions on tablets or UMPCs, send me an email.