After reading an article about what tech toys our former presidents would be playing with today, I figured I’d place a marker on my LiveJournal and note what my current pleasures are for comparison in a few years.
The original article is at http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/19/what-tech-would-the-presidents-rock-in-2007/
Currently running a combination of Windows XP Pro SP2 and Ubuntu Linux (6.06-LTS Server and Workstation)
Main PC is a P4 3.06Ghz Laptop
Pocket PC Device (See below) – Does not subscribe to the iPod theory (No need for a portable music player, though I stockpile MP3s from any and all CDs I can!)
Love the concept, but not willing to shell out the big bucks for the slightly better quality picture. In time, the costs will come down and thats when I’ll jump on the bandwagon. Being an early adopter has financial disadvantages which I’m not willing to accept right now.
SprintPCS, Love EVDO! and the pricing is now becoming reasonable along with the coverage!
Still stuck in the 80’s. Fav is the classic NES, though I do sport a PS2. I’d probably chose the PS3 over XBox and Wii though the hefty price tag deters me from that purchase. I’m not much of a gamer, so in time, when I can pick one up for under $200 I might make the investment, but for now it would just be a waste of money.
Supercharged 6cyl 2-door sedan…Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. Would consider a new one or waiting for my love, The Firebird, to be re-released.
Referring back to the carrier, the UT Starcom 6700 (Released for SprintPCS as a PPC6700) gives me a 600Mhz ARM processor (factory underclocked at 415Mhz) with Bluetooth, Wifi, GPRS, EVDO, a MiniSD slot (with a 2GB chip popped in), IR, touch screen, and even a slide-out keyboard! I can do everything from make calls, listen to music, watch TV (Slingbox rocks!), and surf the Internet right from a small device that sits on my belt.
I’ll set this post as a memory on LJ and review it again in a year or two and see what’s changed.
Your handheld beats the pants off my machine at home!! I so need to upgrade….
Upgrading would indicate 2 things… 1. Sufficient Funds and 2. Sufficient need. Obviously, the need is only partially there as you posted to me. the funds, if you can spare around $500 you can get a pretty beefy machine. If not, Keep an eye out for someone tossing a spyware-riddled machine. It’s more and more common for people to Toss Pentium 3 and P4 systems because they don’t know how to clean them out and/or it’s cheaper/easier to buy a new PC.
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