Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Apple/Idlers

The recent outrage over Apple's Macbook displays being only 6-bit instead of 8-bit doesn't bother me in the slightest. My Macbook display is still great, light years away from what my iBook had, and still better than most regular laptop screens I see. So what if it's dithering? If you're going to do proper print design work on a laptop you'll be using an external monitor anyway - or you're some kind of idiot.

As someone who has, by and large, sat around in offices for the last eight years, The mystery of the daytime idle has often gripped me. I don't know if the picture in SF is different from anywhere else, but London is constantly teeming with people seemingly doing bugger all, all day. Of course, given that I work in Shepherd's Bush a good 50% of them are tramps, propped up against benches or sitting on steps, sinking cans of Tennent's Extra and shouting at each other. Come to think of it, San Francisco has a notable tramp population, but the author didn't seem to approach any..

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