My MacBook is home and all fixed. My couple of days being laptopless have been interesting. Here’s what I learned:
Old windows laptops suck
I have a very old (8 years) laptop with a massive 500mb RAM and 20GB hard drive which lives under the bed. It would have been as well staying under the bed! By the time it had installed its 47 updates and then decided Service Pack 3 was in order I’d wasted a day. Don’t bother. A pen and paper work better!
iPhones are great… except…
My new iPhone appeared the day after I spilled coffee on my MacBook. Just as well. The email works great with exchange so all my work email and calender was all there when I needed it and appeared like magic when I started up my laptop.
But there is stuff missing that I had on my Palm m130 years ago that you just expect to be there on what reports to be a ‘business tool’.
I want to be able to access documents from my server or laptop and edit them. How hard can that be? I can get my email from my server, why not my word docs? I know dataviz is working on documents to go for the iphone but seriously, is there no Word app out there? I’m sure Micro$soft know there are big buck for the winner of the iPhone mobile office race. What’s taking so long!!!
What about presentations? It’s great I can use my phone as a remote… but my Nokia N95 runs powerpoint with a video cable out to a projector.
Come on Apple. The iPhone is brilliant. The interface is amazing, the email and web apps for twitter and facebook are all good. The games are smart and quirky. But I want business tools too!