So here I am in the living room, in my usual reading spot with my feet on the ottoman – typing on my new HP netbook. Odd that I would buy a netbook, in that my goal is to not be on the internet with it – but rather to be able to write from the comfort of my evening spot with Aggie and Pete snuggled up next to me. I love this thing! For a tiny computer, it has a nearly full-sized keyboard which is great. The price wasn’t bad and it’s red! I can use a flash drive to copy my work and transfer it to my desktop computer for editing and printing – I am beyond thrilled with my splurge. I have to say I wasn’t even tempted by iPads or tablet PCs. I had a laptop once a long time ago; I don’t even remember what kind it was, but it had a small keyboard and a trackball mouse that I could never get the hang of. I ended up giving it to Tim and I got a new Compaq all-in-one desktop model that was something like a Mac. As I recall, my mom ended up with that one and Tim got me a strawberry pink iMac, which I loved and he hated. Of course, he now has an iPad that he is completely enthralled with. Technology changes so fast – I am aware that my Dell that was the server at my office is completely outdated, but I don’t look forward to replacing it any time soon. I don’t even have a wireless network because of security concerns – I take the protection of my client data very seriously. Another reason I got this netbook – I can’t even log onto my own internet connection! Aggie isn’t even remotely concerned with what I’m doing; Peter sniffed at the screen a bit and then curled up by my feet. It seems that my associates approve. Everything is right with my little world.
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