Jan 12, 2007
Sciencebase is not a gadget-fixated site, as regular readers will by now have realized. We leave that to the likes of gizmodo and techcrunch who bring their thousands of subscribers the latest and greatest in carbon-dioxide generating machines and energy-drains as fast as you can say LG chocolate and USB toothbrush. Nevertheless, we are a science and tech site, and we do like to keep up with some of the more techy developments, such as wireless USB and the latest developments in blogging software.
In the spirit of Alex Lifeson, I was going to provide readers with a list of the gadgets that help keep Sciencebase on its feet, but I changed my mind, there are so few. One thing that I do rely heavily on is a widescreen HP laptop (it eventually replaced by old Dell Inspiron machine, which is still working mind you, and sits on my wife’s desk making Ommmmmm noises, she’s a yoga teacher).
The HP machine is a duo core Pavilion with a not-big-enough hard drive (I had to add a terabyte external to cope with all the blog backups and digital photos I was generating) with a 17″ widescreen. Having the widescreen is an enormous boon, running at 1424 pixels, it means I can have the bookmarks section of Firefox showing, a decent sized browsing window, and a Google sidebar running Digg and BBC headlines, and a little weather applet.
I highly recommend them and if you are convinced, then you could check out the Sciencebase coupons section for HP coupons (or Dell, or Toshiba coupons, even). Your support of the Sciencebase coupons section won’t help us bring you more gadgets, but it will help us keep up the science news.