[linux-elitists] The desktop in your pocket

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Mon Jan 26 02:36:29 PST 2004

on Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 02:25:22AM -0800, Jim Thompson (jim@netgate.com) wrote:
> Karsten M. Self writes:
> > As Apple's demonstrated very convincingly, it's trivial to drop 20+ GiB
> > into a shirt pocket.  And as I demonstrated at the Palo Alto store, even
> > after a couple of 5' drops to hardwood floor, the damned thing still
> > works.
> (iPods come in 40GB models now.)
> > The next question is:  where do you put the processor?  You can put it
> > onboard, and treat the unit as autonomous, or you can use an offboard
> > processor, and treat the unit as mobile storage (hybrid middle grounds
> > are also possible).  Modulo speed, either achieves the goal of mobile
> > computing, though self-sufficiency calls for onboard capabilities.
> Ya got Firewire on the damned thing.   Running IP over Firewire is
> straight-forward.  Sounds like yer iPod needs a net connection.  (mine
> too.)

I said I dropped it.  Since it didn't break, I didn't buy it ;-)


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
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