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i have a secret....
i live in silicon valley + have a blog, but i don't have a working laptop.
i've been stuck on the question: apple or windows...
i LOVE apple design. i love apple stores. i love apple employees. macworld was amazing! i voted for woz on dancing with the stars. i love iphones + apps. i want a white macbook right now!!!! (i heard a rumor new macbooks will have at&t wifi soon like iphones). but, also i LOVE hp, hp employees + especially hp touchsmart technology, hp laptops, + their adorable 2.25 pound 10" hp netbooks that have wifi via at&t or verizon already.
macbooks are $999 + netbooks are only $299. macbooks have ilife easy to use programs + apple store assistance vs. hp netbooks don't have cd/dvd drives or capacity to handle photo editing programs that i like to use for preparing images for my blog. but i went to best buy last night where they sell both apple + hp. the sales people were very knowledgeable + helpful like the apple store. i tested my netflix account on an hp netbook + the dvds streamed live (yay! no carrying movie dvd's) + an employee showed me how to use a seagate "free agent" mobile hard drive to carry around all the contents of my home computer, including videos, music + thousands of pictures up to 500gb. then i can use an online photo editing website like picnik + hit the road with autonet mobile service that turns my car into a wifi hotspot for $29 a month. this summer we're heading to the dwell on design conference in los angeles + then to mammoth mountain for environmental education, a scenic gondola ride + a music festival. i love the geology of the east side of the sierras. i think we'll take a hybrid from zipcar like a ford truck, so we can bring our mountain bikes.
i'll bring along my flip video camera, dwell magazines + new reference guide: "how to be a geek goddess". i need to read up on geek parenting + keeping kids safe online, especially when they use free online video chat like tokbox that lets up to 20 people video conference.
here are some geek mom gadgets + tips:wifi certified shopping guide + how to secure your wifi at home + on the go.
p.s. i wear low tech birkenstock's, because now they come in space age + mod new colors like white, silver, orange, lime, purple + pink...
i like that they're an environmentally friendly company
by ~mod*mom~ at 6.5.09 Â© 14 comments