Retro-Review of Used Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Sourced from eBay

I’ve wanted an IBM ThinkPad since I first saw my boss’ at Netlink in the fall of 1998. But, while I’ve been invested in PCs over the years tangentially, I reserved Macs as my primary desktop or laptop computing platform, which combined with the premium price on IBM and then Lenovo ThinkPads kept me inContinue reading “Retro-Review of Used Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Sourced from eBay”

Writing Advice From Neil Gaiman and Bruce Campbell, Written on My Old Powerbook G4, 2005

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dynamicsubspace/5429405863 In 2005, I had the pleasure of meeting Neil Gaiman and Bruce Campbell during their separate book tours (Anansi Boys for Gaiman and If Chins Could Kill for Campbell). I asked each of these great people for advice on writing, which they committed to the front of my old 12″ Powerbook G4. Campbell wrote, “GetContinue reading “Writing Advice From Neil Gaiman and Bruce Campbell, Written on My Old Powerbook G4, 2005”

Laptop Computers Use Less Operational Energy Over Life Than The Energy Required to Build Them

I saw Michael Cooney’s report, Layer 8: Computer factories eat way more energy than running the devices they build, linked on SlashDot.org this morning. Cooney details a study from the Journal of Cleaner Production that establishes, at least with modes of production in 2002 of laptop computers by Dell, that the energy required to build aContinue reading “Laptop Computers Use Less Operational Energy Over Life Than The Energy Required to Build Them”