Reading on the train

I have much more time to read during the commute to and from work these days. I have nearly an hour of train time each way, and I can make good use of that. Today I read an article with a very interesting sentence:

If you’re trying to choose between two theories and one gives you an excuse to be lazy, the other one is probably right. – Paul Graham

Hit that link and read for a few hours. There are a lot of goodies (and oddities) in the articles.

I’m also dreaming of having a very small laptop (which are now called netbooks) to use on the commute so that I can surf and blog while on the road, but that turns out to be difficult or expensive or both. The good netbooks are too big, the smaller ones have too short battery life, and the really nice ones run some special Linux-based operating system that doesn’t support my HSDPA USB modem, meaning no Internet connection. And they are all still rather expensive. At the moment I’m hanging on to my Psion but as I’ve written earlier, this is a relationship that can’t last forever.

If someone feels like giving me a free Asus Eee 901 I’d be happy to accept it.

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3 Responses to Reading on the train

  1. Hi Torben

    Two suggestions for you to consider:
    1. iPhone 3G?
    2. MSI Wind?

    /Per

  2. torbengb says:

    Hi Per!
    The iPhone is not useful for the amount of typing that I require. It’s good for the occasional URL or SMS but that’s it. It’s a nice toy but not good enough.
    The Wind or other netbook would be interesting but perhaps too large (not pocketable) to be practical. I’ve not decided yet (see discussion here.

  3. Hi Torben, I agree with you – and look forward to see what you come up with.

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