Meet the new toy:
It’s an Acer Aspire One netbook computer, which as you can see by the Coke Zero can set there for scale, is actually quite the tiny tiny little thing. I’ve decided that my other laptop is simply too gargantuan to hoist around whilst I travel, and I needed something cute and small. And then while I was out getting a new cell phone (more on that in a minute) I happened to come across this, and I thought, hey, that’ll do.
Fact is, as most of you know, I’ve been lusting after a netbook for a while now, but I thought it would be silly to get one when in fact my laptop is perfectly cromulent. But then I found some extra money I had forgotten about in my PayPal account. Which made it free money. Which meant I could spend it on a frivolity. And here we are. I’m writing this on it, and I have to say the tiny keyboard is actually not a problem — I’m a glorified two-finger typer anyway, which is a style that suits the keyboard just fine. Go me. The keypad buttons on the side are going to take a little getting used to. But otherwise, it’s very nice, and will be perfect for my upcoming travel.
The new cell phone: I went ahead and got a Blackberry Storm, on account that the e-mail/data plan was not hugely expensive, and it’s pretty and shiny and I found free money. Sadly, the store had already run out of them by 10am, so I have to wait for mine to be delivered to me tomorrow. Fortunately I have my netbook to keep me amused until then. Also, I’ve spent all I’m going to spend on technology for the rest of the year. The economy is going to have to go on without me.