Monday

Travel & laptop!





Ah, the laptop. When you don't travel, a laptop is a status symbol, a neat toy to show off your position in the corporate hierarchy; Once you start travelling, you curse the day the damn things were ever invented. You just can't win; The three factors that are most important to you, low price, low weight, and large screen size, are mutually exclusive. Generally, low cost and large screen size win out, unless you're either rich or have much better eyes than I do, so you wind up lugging around an 5kg "phone book," which, after you add to it the charger, digital camera, paperwork (always in your laptop case), etc, you are carrying around 15kgs of trash, then you show up at the appointed office for your mtg, and it's the wrong gate to that office! You have to wind back 2kms around the large boundary wall, with this "heavy weight" hanging off your shoulder, trying to not get run over by VIPs riding around in those stupid cars. Add to this the uncomfortable hotel chairs,and your back is screwed, while you're hunched over the desk, trying to sit up so your back doesn't twinge and knock over your glass and spill it on this black beauty laptop keyborad with the litlte tiny keys, and you cant' type on the damn thing nomore! AARRGHH!

5 comments:

Raj said...

if this story was to be translated into a song..it would be called "dard-e-laptop"..

Bombay BaNtEr said...

Thats why you got to invest in a DELL XPS M1330, such a teeny pwetty little status symbol!

DONT HATE DELL!!!!!

sabith khan said...

Interesting ! Yes, sometimes it helps to be "unreachable" and "unable to work"...technology is just messing up our simple lives ....

Giri's title is very apt "Dard-e-laptop"...existential pangs about having a laptop....way to go man :)

mathatheist said...

That sure sounds painful. I need to get one, and I ve been trying to balance screen size vs weight and have not seen anything optimal yet. Suggestions are more than welcome.

Mee said...

Hehehehe Raj:)

No ways Bombay banter, Dell?!

Sabith yea

Mathatheist - Sony, Mac, would say IBM too provided u get the specs u want in a lighter book