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Chapter 2. Laptop and PDA Annoyances

Chapter 2. Laptop and PDA Annoyances

My old Toshiba 4600 came with a tiny, 12-inch VGA display. I almost went blind from all the squinting and nearly got a hernia carrying that behemoth around. Mobile computing still had a few years before it really caught fire, but I had already caught the bug.

The rest of the world eventually caught on to the advantages of mobile computing. And while desktop systems still rule the roost, their lead shrinks every day. Students, salespeople, estimators, and even everyday PC geeks crave notebooks, sub-notebooks, tablets, PDAs, and all manner of intelligent devices. Of course, this trend will only continue as features improve and wireless access (once a limitation to true mobility) spreads across homes and offices.


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