With some amount of begging, I received a Cr-48 in the mail just the other day- Google’s new laptop that comes with a web browser and not much else. It’s a pretty slick piece of hardware, all black and rubbery, fairly light, and no stickers or logos. It’s not available in stores, so I was hoping to draw some attention, and maybe some web-ster jealousy at the coffee shop this evening, but the clientele seemed to interested in their conversations with other human beings to notice my new technology obsession. Losers.
G’s stated objective with this pilot program is to see how people use the device, and I’d hate to seem ungrateful by keeping my opinions to myself. First thought:
You have to be OCD to store everything in the cloud.
Passwords are my weakness. By switching to another computer, I lose access to all those yummy web services that I have created super secure, impossible to remember passwords for.
It sucks if you lose your internet connection.
The power flickered out at Octane, which reset their WiFi network, which caused me to lose the email I was composing in Gmail.
These two are mostly growing pains. I’ll get the passwords saved on the new goodness, and Google has been so generous as to include two years of (limited) Verizon 3G internet access- I just hadn’t set it up yet when the lights went off. But there is still flow chart my mind will have to execute when I leave my domicile- novelty won’t be enough to choose the Cr-48 over the other two laptops at my disposal time after time.
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