Tag: thinkpad

  • 30th anniversary of my Mac indifference

    30th anniversary of my Mac indifference

    This week, Apple celebrated the Macintosh’s 30th anniversary. Pundits, executives, and fanboys lined up to reminisce online, and the team behind the original Mac’s creation gathered for a birthday bash. Most major media outlets posted nostalgic retrospectives. I’ll be honest; I don’t get it. On the one hand, I recognize the Mac’s debut as a […]

  • iPad monism, ThinkPad dualism.

    For decades, there was a stark, definite division between physical objects and consumer electronics. Physical objects (couches and books and food) were sturdy and touchable and straightforward and simple. The computer was obtuse, button-infested, and brimming with circuitry. Apple blurred that line.