Why Save the Mac Mini

Mick Collins mickclns at mac.com
Thu Jul 19 00:45:23 CDT 2007

Yes, Stephen, I have used a 17" in an airplane other than 1st Class.   
It was tight, but doable.

Have you ever used a laptop smaller than 17" anywhere but on an  
airplane?  It is fine to speak from your experience, but don't speak  
from your experience as if it is the be all and end all of everyone's  
experience.  For that matter, if you answered my question at the  
beginning of this paragraph with "Yes" then perhaps you are cheating  
yourself when you speak from one experience as if it is the whole of  
your experience.
    -  Mick

On Jul 16, 2007, at 2:03 AM, Stephen Barncard wrote:

> Have you ever tried to use a 17" laptop in an airplane? (First  
> Class is cheating).  "Practical" means on how much you have put up  
> with moving it around.. You can shy away from any claims you like.  
> I just speak from my experience.
>> I beg to differ.  I use the (pre-Intel) 17" PowerBook (Apple) and  
>> because of what I use it for (math tutoring and educational  
>> development and demonstration)  I could use a smaller laptop but  
>> that would not be "practical" for me for the tutoring aspect and  
>> no more "practical" for the development and demo.  Personally,  
>> except for the likely price with current tech, I'd love to have a  
>> 23" laptop.  Makes me shy away from your other claims because you  
>> apparently make some assumptions about other people's uses that  
>> don't really hold water.
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