[Chugalug] Raspberry Pi on track to sell more units than Apple II computers

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 7 15:04:59 UTC 2013


I really don't have a problem with the Android file system - no more than I
do with any/all Linux file systems.

And, it actually sounds more like he was describing Windows 8.... if
Windows 8 would switch from tiles to standard desktop based on the presence
of a keyboard.

*- Chad W. Smith*


On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 8:55 AM, Tim Youngblood <timyoungblood at gmail.com>wrote:

> First, you said 'man purse' which is always funny. Beats 'murse' for
> comedic value, or does it?
>
> Phil, aren't you describing the Asus Transformer and dare I say it,
> Microsoft Surface?
>
> By the way, Google Drive editing on my 4" phone is actually amazingly well
> done.
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 9:43 AM, Phil Sieg <phil.sieg at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> John,
>>
>> Packing a printer and supplies is moving in the opposite direction from
>> what I am trying to accomplish. I want to board a plane to China with a 20"
>> carry on and a man purse containing my ipad mini and 2-3 other accessories,
>> and be able to function productively. I already have a MacBook air, which
>> is a hell of a lot easier to tote than a printer.
>>
>> The real crux of my complaint is that tablets still do NOT have an easily
>> navigable file system that is made for drag and drop use. Can't be done at
>> all with an ipad, and is far from easy with a 'droid tablet.
>>
>> Try making a real spreadsheet on a tablet. Just freaking shoot me now.
>>
>> I love the "idea" of abandoning my laptop, unfortunately I believe we are
>> years from that reality.
>>
>> The "killer" piece of gear would be a tablet/detachable keyboard combo
>> that operates with a Tablet interface when it is "sans" keyboard, and
>> operates with a desktop interface once keyboard is attached.
>>
>> IMHO
>>
>> Phil Sieg
>> President
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>>
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>>
>> "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with.
>> It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."
>>
>> Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Nov 7, 2013, at 9:26 AM, John Aldrich <jmaldrich at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Quoting Phil Sieg <phil.sieg at gmail.com>:
>> >
>> >> Ok I need to jump in to the latter part of this discussion regarding
>>  moving from a laptop to a ?tablet?, and vast number of consumers  doing
>> this...
>> >>
>> >> I am trying to make this move personally. I have a maxed out iPad
>>  mini with a fantastic bluetooth KB case from Zagg. Everything is  just
>> lovely as long as I have access to fast internet.
>> >>
>> >> As a frequent traveler I often do NOT have access to quality internet.
>> >>
>> >> Here are just a few of the problems that occur:
>> >>
>> >> 1. I made a new hotel reservation that needs to be printed out. I am
>>  in a hotel and their printers are not ?air-print?. If I could just  get my
>> email to turn into a .pdf and be on a thumb drive I could  then hand it to
>> the hotel clerk and say ?print?. Try this process  with an iPad sometime
>> and count the steps and need for an internet  connection. Sometimes these
>> are hard to come by in  China/Philippines/Banana Republic etc?. And without
>> a printed plane  ticket or reservation you may find it impossible to do
>> things like  take a ferry from mainland China to the Airport in Hong Kong.
>> >>
>> >> 2. A real ?File System? where my hundreds of business docs, spreads
>>  etc can be logically organized, and then easily accessed through  local
>> storage.
>> >>
>> >> 3. a way to get anything onto my iPad with iTunes or the internet. I
>>  bought a wifi thumb drive from sandisk that is way cool and cheap  that
>> helps, but is still problematic without an accessible  hierarchical
>> filesystem that allows ?drag and drop?
>> >>
>> >> These are but a fraction of the reasons I am finding it impossible  to
>> abandon my laptop.
>> >>
>> >> Since every flight I get to China is full both ways and I go 4 times
>>  a year, I do not think that business travelers such as myself are a
>>  minority.
>> >>
>> >> My iPad is great for reading and creating emails, and for ebooks and
>>  streaming video. If you need much more than that it becomes a LOT  harder
>> to use than any laptop with any OS.
>> >>
>> > Phil:
>> > Just playing "Devil's Advocate" here, but why not buy a portable
>> printer with a connection that your iPad has or bluetooth? Yeah, a lot of
>> printers these days have bluetooth connections. Granted, we're talking the
>> "ultra-portable" printers so trying to print on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper is
>> probably a non-starter, but at least you can print a boarding pass, etc.
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