PowerPage Counterpoint

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Date: Tuesday, February 28th, 2006, 09:27
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I’ve been a loyal reader of PowerPage since I was hammering away on my PowerBook Duo 210 (running a 14.4k modem – with the “do not load images” option on) back in 1995. I don’t think that I disagreed with our illustrious host’s columns or comments much until the past couple of years.
The first time that I can really remember feeling strongly enough to write in (even though I didn’t) was when the iPod shuffle arrived on the scene. I couldn’t have disagreed more with Jason’s initial assessment of it – even though as I recall he recounted enjoying it in the gym sometime later. The Shuffle was the first iPod that I bought (a 512Mb) because I just didn’t want to blow dough on something more that I really didn’t need at the time. I like technology just as much as any other reader of “the Page”, yet I prefer to hold off as long as possible until I actually feel that I need something.
I don’t own a cell phone, and my Palm from 2000 has been gathering dust for a few years now. I suppose that I represent a tech-savvy guy with some Luddite tendencies as I sit here typing on my PowerBook G4 though my wireless network. Anyways, I am interested in this new PP feature, since I often have found that since the “shuffle incident” I feel that my ideas are running counterpoint to Jason’s.
Jason would love to see a PowerBook… er… MacBook nano (man, do I dislike that new name!), and while I think this is a good idea, I would quite likely be more interested in a MacBook BIGGER than 17″. I am an artist and I want/need portability and a big screen. Get a 19″ MacBook Pro into my lap and I may change my mind! This is just one example, but it does demonstrate the differences between us. I look forward to continued jousting.
Contributed by: Scott Culley
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I’ve been a loyal reader of PowerPage since I was hammering away on my PowerBook Duo 210 (running a 14.4k modem – with the “do not load images” option on) back in 1995. I don’t think that I disagreed with our illustrious host’s columns or comments much until the past couple of years.
The first time that I can really remember feeling strongly enough to write in (even though I didn’t) was when the iPod shuffle arrived on the scene. I couldn’t have disagreed more with Jason’s initial assessment of it – even though as I recall he recounted enjoying it in the gym sometime later. The Shuffle was the first iPod that I bought (a 512Mb) because I just didn’t want to blow dough on something more that I really didn’t need at the time. I like technology just as much as any other reader of “the Page”, yet I prefer to hold off as long as possible until I actually feel that I need something.
I don’t own a cell phone, and my Palm from 2000 has been gathering dust for a few years now. I suppose that I represent a tech-savvy guy with some Luddite tendencies as I sit here typing on my PowerBook G4 though my wireless network. Anyways, I am interested in this new PP feature, since I often have found that since the “shuffle incident” I feel that my ideas are running counterpoint to Jason’s.
Jason would love to see a PowerBook… er… MacBook nano (man, do I dislike that new name!), and while I think this is a good idea, I would quite likely be more interested in a MacBook BIGGER than 17″. I am an artist and I want/need portability and a big screen. Get a 19″ MacBook Pro into my lap and I may change my mind! This is just one example, but it does demonstrate the differences between us. I look forward to continued jousting.
Contributed by: Scott Culley
Join in on the debate! Post your article suggestion, or point/counterpoint piece via the PowerPage’s spankin’-new Get Published page. Fame and fortune await!

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