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I readily admit to being a tech junkie. Runs in the family. My father and maternal grandfather were responsible for setting me on this track. They were early adopters of all things tech, although, in my grandfather’s case he bought and expected me to run the gadgets. I was doomed from the start.

The last few weeks I’ve been giving serious thought to what my next major hardware upgrade will be. Rumors of the iPad 3 being released next month are flying, and I’ve given serious thought to retiring my original iPad, but I’ve also had the chance to work with the MacBook Air. The 11″ Air is not that much bigger than the iPad, and it is not much more expensive. There’s nothing I do on the iPad that I couldn’t do on the Air, but there are lots of things I do on my current MacBook that can’t be done on the iPad.

My current MacBook still works like a champ, but after 4 years it’s getting a bit long in the tooth. And it’s heavy. It weighs in at 5 pounds, while the Air is less than half that. Of course, the current iPad weighs in at less than 1.5 pounds. Decisions, decisions, decisions. I guess my decision will depend on the specs of the new iPad 3. Will new features further blur the line between tablet and laptop? Guess I’ll have to wait and see. I did give brief thought to finally getting an iPhone, but all things considered, I don’t use my cell phone enough to justify the monthly cost increase.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all. Because a metric buttload of chocolate will be consumed today, I leave you with one of my favorite Smothers Brothers songs:


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