It remains to be seen whether my new laptop will make my life easier or more complicated. I’m still trying to figure out what role it will have in my daily life. So far I have spent almost an idolatrous amount of time “playing” with it, adding programs, getting it set up “just right.” I suppose all you mac users would say something like, “What’s there to set up? When I got my mac it was all ready to go.”
Anyway, I know that it will be nice to have on trips. If I have writing to do, I will be able to use it on the way. The kids can watch DVDs on it. But I’m not sure how this is going to work out in my daily work life. My home pc and my computer in my study at church both work well. They’re hooked up to printers already. I can see one disadvantage to the lap top thing being that if I want to print something off, I have to plug in to a printer either at home or down at church. That could get annoying. It doesn’t make sense to have it be a stationary computer, since I already have two of those. It will be nice to take it up to the Public Library, which has Wi-Fi. Having it at hotels on conference trips will certainly be an advantage. I don’t know. I’ll see how I like it a year from now. By then I probably won’t be able to live without it.
So what about you? How have you worked laptops into your daily life?