I'm in search of the perfect device on which to conduct my electronic life. I don't think it exists, but I'm looking. Giving this quest new urgency is the fact that I need to return my MacBook Air to my office before I go to my next post. Do I need another laptop? Does it need to be a Macbook? (I love the look (and weight!) of the new one, but not the lack of ports.) Can I get by with my tablet? Would it mean merely "making do" or could a tablet serve most of my computer needs?
What is the minimum number of devices I need for maximum joy and efficiency? How many devices is too many?
A brief inventory of my current collection of electronic tools includes in order of use:
-- a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone
-- a Macbook Air 13"
-- a Kindle Paperwhite
-- a Samsung Galaxy S Tab 10.5
-- a Mac desktop (ceded to husband)
-- an HP notebook (ceded to husband)
-- a keyboard Kindle (retired)
Can I do most or all of the things I want to do with my tablet? Should I do so? Can I do so ergonomically? I already own the tablet, so I figured I might was well make a trial run. I ordered a Samsung keyboard which arrived yesterday and I'm composing this post on it as speak. (I switched to gesture typing halfway through when the cat jumped on my lap.) So, let the experiment begin!