Another Ultra Mobile PC

I think I have taken neurosis to a new level. Ever since the LinuxWorld show, I have been anxiously awaiting the release of the Asus EeePC. Anticipating the $200 version, I was thinking the "Impulse" buy defense.

Even though that version did not surface, my obsession with the 4GB version continued to grow. Quietly watching when availability was announced, in stock, out of stock, in stock, out of stock, buy it, don't buy it...

The weekly taunts of, “come on just buy it” from our webmistress. Still I refrained, why, because I do not honestly need it, but I want it...However, I stayed true. I have other things I must spend money on at the moment, such as the holidays, household bills, and oh yeah, replace the cell phone with the non functioning keys.

I am now down to only glancing at the book marked page occasionally, so I am confident that the crisis is subsiding. Now I hear of the Cloudbook, Are you kidding me? Seriously, is there a support group I can join? Another ultra mobile pc with release date 1 month away, I foresee this unhealthy obsession continuing into early spring.


Mark Irgang is Associate Publisher at Linux Journal


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Never Enough

Shawn Powers's picture

I actually got the EeePC, and I still want a Cloudbook. There's already 4 laptop computers knocking around my house. I think I need counseling...

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Another fix from Nokia

Dave Beck's picture

I suffer from the same addiction, just as I got over the eeePC I found that was selling the Nokia N800 (Linux web tablet) for $230 in anticipation of the N810. Now Nokia says all of the new software for the N810 works on the N800 too. I took the N800 drug and now appear to be in remission. Have a look, it cured me.

Glad I am not alone

Mark Irgang's picture

I am thrilled to hear that I am not the only one in need of a quick fix.

Mark Irgang is Associate Publisher at Linux Journal

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