OK, so I'm in this meeting, and I am looking at a slideshow, and suddenly I get these wonderful ideas, no, THREE wonderful ideas. But I don't want to interrupt the conversation, so I decide to quickly jot them down and comment on them later.
So I start whacking the FN key of my Windows laptop.
And I wait for it to wake up.
And then I hit Ctrl-Alt-Del to log in.
And then I wait. Everybody else continues the conversation, of which I am missing most.
And then I type in my password.
And then I wait. "Chatter chatter", go the others.
And then I get a desktop, and I start Word by hunting a rediculously small icon from my toolbar.
And then I wait. The conversation has already shifted focus twice during this, and I have completely lost track.
And when I finally get an empty document, I stare at it.
And I have no idea whatsoever what my ideas were anymore, because it takes over 30 bloody seconds for the bloody computer to bloody wake up and give me bloody Word.
I guess my ideas weren't that wonderful after all.
(Seriously, a computer should be "instant-on". My Mac wakes up in about two seconds, which is about the absolute maximum I am willing to tolerate. Most PDAs are faster, even.)
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