Leaving computers on... (was Re: Disc analyser news update)

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Mar 27 07:53:00 CDT 2010


On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 8:28 PM, Tony Duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> Yes, that was my guess, too. Only laptop-/style/ portable I ever even
>
> The HP's I mentioned are very useable as laptops.
>
>> heard of with a lead-acid battery. *Gorgeous* monochrome active-matrix
>> LCD, too. Stunning for its time, still good today.
>>
>> But a bit too modern for Tony! I mean, it has a GUI and everything.
>> 1989 was just yesterday...
>> http://lowendmac.com/pb/macintosh-portable.html
>
> The Mac Portable, in common with all other Macs, is missing one essentail
> feature that the Amstrad PPC, HP110, HP Portable+ and my older laptops,
> Tandy M100, Epson HX20 and Epson PX8 all have (as do some other laptops I
> don't own). I am sure you can guess what that is ;-)

[Sigh :¬)] Yep, the disappearing feature that 99.99999% of users
neither want nor need nor could use if they were given, that disbars
you from using any 21st-century computer...

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