Ian (lovingboth) wrote,
Ian
lovingboth

Alas poor shiny-book

It looks like the backlight on the screen of my netbook has failed. Poo.

It was working over the weekend, but now won't illuminate. Poo.

It's a much loved Eee 901, and I have never seen anything really better: it was light, very portable size, with a very good battery life, yet powerful enough and with a good enough keyboard to do real stuff on. I had it at a meeting some years ago, not long after the iPhone came out, and the iPhone owner at it was jealous. Poo.

I do have a backup - an Eee 900 that was very cheap on Boffer, but it is slower, the keyboard is nowhere near as good, and the battery life is much worse. Poo.

This entry was originally posted at http://lovingboth.dreamwidth.org/497605.html, because despite having a permanent account, I have had enough of LJ's current owners trying to be evil. Please comment there using OpenID - comment count unavailable have and if you have an LJ account, you can use it for your OpenID account. Or just join Dreamwidth! It only took a couple of minutes to copy all my entries here to there.
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