They killed my favorite computer.

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  1. imwjl

    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

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    I was sad to see the 12 inch MacBook die. I have a few of my own computers and evaluate or use all that we provision in the enterprise. That super small but well build and quite capable computer gets more use than I ever expected.

    With tablets, Surface, other laptops, a high end 15 in MacBook and 27 inch Retina iMac, that small laptop beats carrying a tablet, runs a Windows VM, and has all the UNIX tools I like. It's got the cut, copy and paste plus text with phone integration. I knew the new Air is much improved but am guessing not enough who do bike commuting or travel light value that little one.

    It's been total pleasure to go from a powerful laptop to the tiny one plus a nice desktop. I'm probably the minority of power users with a 15 inch MacBook rarely using it. Okay, almost rant over. If it doesn't come back I'll just have to remind myself the extra weight and size of a replacement will be some extra power.

    It looks like my next rant will be their getting rid of force touch on phones.

    :)
     
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    If it ain't broke... it doesn't have enough features.

    The modern philosophy surrounding consumer electronics/technology.

    Ultimately gonna be our doom... without a doubt.
     
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    That's how I felt when they stopped producing Commodore 64s. :(
     
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    I have moved my wife and daughter into macbook air's. They certainly are light but they don't have squat for onboard storage a no reasonable way to upgrade it that I know of. I myself hate small screens (typing this on a 21" imac) and with 15" macbooks running close to 3 grand loaded with what I'd want, don't see myself making that leap.
     
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    I still miss my Wang 386
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    Dude, the Newton has been gone for awhile...
     
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    I have one! I love it... but their lines made no sense. They just need Airs and Pros.
     
  8. imwjl

    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

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    I still have a stylus/pen from the pile of stuff I had as a Newton beta tester.

    Yes, and I know most do not do a bike commute or travel as light as I try to. They seemed to be popular with professional users and people who move around a lot for their work. They're wonderful and more people might get it if they held one with a tablet.

    :)
     
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    I feel your pain. My studio 2009 1/2 13" MacBook's CD/DVD drive just died. A conundrum of sorts, but I must admit, I do like my wife's old hand me down iPad for just lazy surfin'. My BIL's Air is pretty nice, but not enough bells and whistles for me and not something to throw in a backpack. I could have lived with just Lotus 1-2-3 though. I went 10 years entirely without a computer just after I retired (from 1997-2007). Something sweet about those years.
     
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    Sometimes you have to just bite the bullet and move on.
     
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    I never had a 128, but I wouldn't mind that instead. Sadly, they couldn't compete with their own Amigas.
     
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    I miss my abacus.
     
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    Shoot.
    Mine's a 2012 and will need replacing, don't want bigger or air.
     
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    so it won't work anymore?

    everything you buy will be discontinued. buy some spares if you want to keep using whatever your like.

    obsolesence is a feature not a bug.

    i use a 10 year old netbook when I travel. works great , I can buy spares for 25$
     
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    I am disappointed they canned it too. It was such a great form factor. I had hoped they would drop the price and make it the entry level Mac. But they just dropped the price of the Air and MacBook Pro so the product lines were blurring. Plus I think it competed with the iPad Pro to some extent.
    I am tempted to buy one at a blowout price b4 they disappear.
     
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    To bad. Though I'm not a Mac user, I would far rather have a small form factor laptop/notebook than a tablet any time. I prefer the ability to run any software, or even write my own (with a real keyboard) over being limited to a bunch of apps that seldom do what I need.
     
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    i used to have a pair of wang 286's that I used for sawhorses to cut lumber. lot of steel in those babies. couple thousand dollars apiece when they came out.

    I often thought technology exists to wick excess money out of the economy and destroy value.
     
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    I remember my mother would say to neighbors,
    you should see my son's wang. Sort of funny at the time.
     
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