Loc: Beautiful Southern California
Last week I was returning home flying Southwest, and a fellow on the next isle was not able to use the tray table due to the front seat reclining so much. He was using a 12" propped on his lap. Them planes can get mighty annoying.<br><br>
Annoying is right. That's why I never fly commercial. I much prefer one of my 6 (or is it 7 now..) personal 727's. Each is equipped with a Quad G5 and 60" plasma monitor, and a helper to work the gold-plated Mighty Mouse. It's ever soooooooo much more convenient.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>You b'leeb me, dontcha Ruben? Huh? Huh? <br><br>
Sounds like a small contractor so the Mac would be fine. In fact I ran my company with Macs and was better off then my similar sized competitors who constantly fought with their PCs. Plus I did all my own ad work<br><br>The only limitation he would run up against is when he would need to share actual files like from the architect who would normally have Auto Cad or similar PC only pice of crap.<br><br>For creating a construction schedule a Excel Spread Sheet works just fine.<br>The big boys like us use proprietary PC only pieces of crap like Timber- Line or On-Schedule <--- really unless hes going to be in the Billion dollar range he don't need us those Bugs.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>flying Southwest,<p><hr></blockquote><p>I'm afraid a 1" laptop wouldn't do you much good there!<br><br><img src=http://www.viamagazine.com/images/articles/airline_seat_space.gif><br><br>
I fly all the time and the 12 inch PowerBook is great! I look around the plane and most people have troubles with the screen on thier laptops opening all the way. They just do not fit very well. I like the small size when I travel. But when working from home I always connect it to a bigger 21 inch lcd screen and use spanning. The larger PowerBooks might be tough to put on your lap at the stearing wheel too. Also having a data plan with your cell service so that he can use dial up bluetooth might be something he will want. But it requires dial up and its a little slow. But its everywhere!! MacWorld posted some great directions for that.<br><br>http://www.macworld.com/2005/10/secrets/novmobilemac/index.php<br><br>Cheers!<br><br>www.patgamble.com
Loc: Beautiful Southern California
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Sounds like a small contractor so the Mac would be fine.<p><hr></blockquote><p>That's right, he's been working steady for about a year now, has a crew of 16 now, and he'll soon be remodeling MY house. We're finalizing the blueprints getting ready for submitting them to the city. I recently help design his business cards and had them made through "OvernightPrints.com", they came out real nice.<br><br>
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