Showing posts from January, 2012

Xoomerang! Traveling with nothing but the Xoom

Google's Enterprise business had the annual sales conference over the last few days in San Francisco, and I was lucky enough to attend. We got freshly inspired by the new products on offering, got re-aligned to adjust to the changes in the market and got to network with our colleagues from around the planet. It was good.

As I started packing, I was wondering if I would take my MacBook or Chromebook. The key factors were this:

The Mac would allow me to have full access to anything I might need... including iPhoto, Google Earth, contracts that I might need to deal with in proprietary formats etc... but it is relatively big and heavy. I know from past experience, that it becomes a big thing to wedge under the wing while trying to fill up your plate at the buffet, or it ends up being the thing I forget under my chair.The Chromebook would give me more portability, less weight, longer battery life and good internet access without depending on tethering to my Android phone.
So I made my …