I had previously experimented with storing and using data from the cloud, even thought a bit about purchasing a netbook as my laptop of use when biking around the city (when the weather was bike-able). There were a few hiccups with the transition and I decided not to invest the time to learn how to make it really worthwhile. Well, to-day is my trial by fire.
The Swede has to wake early in the mornings and in the wee small hours of the morning our computers look alike, so I grabbed the wrong one. In any case, so far so good. I guess my cloud integration was more advanced than I had suspected. The book is not updated but I can always add pieces to it and then integrate later. Thanks to Dropbox I have access to some important files. RSS feeds will keep me up to date on my reading. It seems as though my current MacBook is, in reality, a netbook. An expensive netbook, but one nonetheless. I am not sure how I feel about that.
I even fretted about music for a bit but…(1) I am at Spyhouse where the best of Bill Withers is playing so that’s righteous enough background noise and (2) Last.fm. If I were good about updating, which Dropbox does automatically had I been smart, then the transition would be seamless.
On another, yet similar, note Verizon will soon be launching an Android based 3G smartphone. I have been with Verizon for years now and unwilling to change because the travel schedule makes Verizon a superior carrier in some locations. Plus, the few people I am in constant contact with also use Verizon which means those communications are covered in the basic plan. If anything could lull me away it would be a 3G smartphone and I qualify for a new phone in December, birthday!, which is well after the planned release of the Droid. Now I am a mere few months away from always being on the cloud. I am excited about this even though most of my daily frustrations are about me spending too much time on the computer and not enough in analog land. I am walking proof of loving gadgets for gadgetry’s sake.