Microsoft versus Apple… however you’d like to describe it… I am a Microsoft girl to my very core. I love Microsoft but ever since I laid eyes on that wonderful piece of technology, the Apple IPad, I am considering switching to Apple. I have friends that love their Iphones, IPods, Mac Books and all the other gadgets, but I have stayed with my Windows based laptop (Vista- which I love and isn’t as bad as they say), my red 120 gig Zune, and my Windows based phone. I am an organized person and enjoy synching all of my items easily. I like my calendar, my email addresses, blogging, etc all together.
So, a co-worker came in this morning with a brand new IPad. It sparked my interest so I asked if I could look over her shoulder as she synched it with her laptop. It is a nice piece of equipment. Being a Microsoft girl, I did what any smart shopper would do… I logged onto my lap top to search to see if Microsoft had an answer to the IPad waiting in the wings of time. I discovered to my surprise a lovely piece of artistry called the COURIER. It was right up my alley. I watched the video on the Courier and discovered that I loved it. I am not an “App” queen. I’m not a gamer. I don’t play with my phone all day. I don’t watch videos on my phone. I like to hold books in my hand when I read them because I want to have a library in my home one day (a dream I am working on).
The OCD side of me forces me to do the following:
Make notes on just about everything. I write lists (a thing my brother picks on me about) on everything from what I want to accomplish on Saturday, to what colors or concepts I need for my wardrobe. I love white boarding and brainstorming. It helps me organize my thoughts. I even have a whiteboard in my office at home. I write so many notes and lists that I need something other than a Mead 5 star 5 subject notebook to write it all down in.
THE COURIER IS FOR ME!!!! It is like a journal that has internet access, a build in camera, and a small PC with file sharing capabilities. You can even write on it like a notebook. If you know me, you know that I love pretty journals and notebooks. I have about 30 notebooks full of thoughts, concepts, notes from meetings, instructions, and a host of other things.
So finally someone invented something with me in mind but now I just read that Microsoft is killing the project!!! WHY!? WHY!? WHY??? I hope the research team searches out blogs on their development and finds out that they are letting me and the other type A-/B+ personality people down. I loved the video demo. Please Microsoft.!!! Release the Crackin!! If not, let me be a tester in your universe. I am trying my best to stick with you. In the infamous words of Jerry McGuire- Help ME HELP YOU!!!!!!!