Daily Archives: September 2, 2003

No, I'm *selling* my Powerbook

I'm selling my Powerbook, a faithful compainion for the last year.  An award winning teacher and founder of HTV Magazine, Dave Davis will be it's new owner.  Dave travels more now that he's evangelizing broadcast journalism in schools.  In addition to being a full-time teacher, he does a summer camp in conjunction with the Student Television Network and attends conferences across the United States.

The replacement laptop?  A Powerbook, of course.  No, I'm not an Apple snob, but I want the best of both worlds:  Unix and Mac.  When I want to be a geek, Unix (via fink, open source) software is just a terminal app away.  I'll install X11, too.  Remote windowing for server-based apps beats the Microsoft/Citrix solution any day.  When I just want to relax, there's the easy, breezy Mac side.  Simple.  Calming.  Ahh.  Besides, my needs are basic:  web, email, NNW, Frontier, RealBASIC.