Recently, however, with my new found addiction to everything Mac, I have lost patience with this aging technology. Compared to my iMac my tablet is slow, and the only thing it has going for it anymore is that I can place it flat on the table between myself and the go board. There is no doubt at all that it still carries an amazing coolness factor for that alone, but I am not sure if it worth lugging around for 11 hours from Philadelphia to Phoenix and on to Portland. Of course there is something to be said for the entertainment value of having the tablet with me during those long waits in the airport and the flights.
I'll have my Palm to record games if I want. I'm still conflicted.
Next year I will probably have a nice new Mac Book Pro to take along once the tablet dies and I wean myself away from my PC hardware altogether.
When I come back from the Congress one of the first things I will be doing is installing VMWare Fusion on the iMac so I can run SmartGo.