Sunday, 9 January 2011

Tech-overload may be our supreme folly

Murphy was an officer at Edwards Airforce Base in California and after watching the US Airforce bungle its way through millions of dollars he composed Murphy's Law. Its proposition is very simple: in any system, if anything can go wrong, it will.

Apple has brought out a flash drive in place of the more conventional hard drive we all understand. This seems to be a very good move as the Ipad has no moving parts, Sony are working hard to bring their own version of this flash drive out. This will work on a PC platform and hopefully increase the battery life of the much loved laptop. They have released their first laptops but at £ 1800 it is a little steep. I am impressed with its battery life of 10 hours. The specs are: Intel® Core™ i7 processor, Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate or other editions. 512 GB SSD Flash drive, 8 GB memory. DVD or Blu-ray Writer. I wait with baited breath for the first flash drive to crash, is their technology out there to recover your files? I do not know but Murphy was right, technology can make fools of us. Still it is always good to have something to believe in.

It has been a good weekend with sunshine today for the first time in about 2 months. We all found it quite refreshing and strangely warming, after an early morning walk on the beach we had our traditional breakfast at Weatherspoons pub in Poole. This we have done a few times as Tesco was starting to get a little staid and it seemed quite novel to have breakfast in a pub. A full English breakfast for £3 and coffee at £1.80 sets us up for the day. Our breakfasts are a time for us all to catch up, as there are no distractions we all tend to do a lot of talk and because we have two ears and one mouth we also listen. Just good family time, before the launch of our hectic week.

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