NOTE: SINCE I POSTED THIS IN 2003, I’VE HAD A LOT OF VISITORS — IF YOU DROPPED YOUR LAPTOP, PLEASE E-MAIL WITH YOUR STORY! I’M STARTING TO COLLECT THEM! jcarroll at jimcarroll.com I’m thinking of putting them on a Web site!
Youch! I was in a store yesterday after speaking at an event, and I guess my case was open a bit. Out it dropped onto a hard concrete floor. A great big crack in the my Thinkpad — and the DVD seems rather destroyed. It still boots, and still works, but I’m nervous as heck.
Time to restudy my article from Contact Magazine on laptops from a few months back and figure out what to do. Maybe this dude will get a Dell — although the Thinkpad survived, I’m not thrilled that it cracked so easily. [ article ]