Tag Archives: Lenovo

San Francisco

I am looking forward to San Francisco this week for the gdgt.com launch event and days o’ social media meetings. The event looks interesting, especially after checking the DNA lounge website where it will be hosted. Looks like the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has been trying to shut the place down calling it, “a disorderly house injurious to the public welfare and morals”.  There is even a website where you can sign up to donate to a legal defense fund for them.

As for the meetings, I love meeting the people that I have talked with on the phone or by email countless times, but have never met in person. There really is no substitute.

But I think I may be most excited about the food itinerary that my colleague put together for me.  (Thanks David!) I will report back.

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Kanye West and Zach Galifianakis

I have had this link as one of my favorites for 2 years now. I had to bring it back after seeing Hangover this weekend. There is a scene in the movie where Zach G. is pulling into Las Vegas and this song is playing. I also found out last week that his cousin works at Lenovo. 

http://www.theclawproductions.com/Kanye/Kanye.html#

Star Trek

Got to see an early viewing of the new Star Trek movie yesterday afternoon because Lenovo partnered with Paramount and Intel to do a sweepstakes. Not usually my cup of tea, but thought was very good. VERY action packed. The doctor is funny.

Learned a lot about netbooks today

Today I was tasked with summarizing and analyzing all of the comments left for for a blog that the Vice President of Lenovo’s Corporate Identity and Design had written on the 14th of this month. The blog was written about the influx of netbooks on the market and asked the ThinkPad community what they would think of a “Think” netbook. There were around 96 comments today, and I just checked and now there are 103.  

The majority of the comments agreed that a “Think” netbook would be a good idea for Lenovo as long as we kept the integrity of the ThinkPad design, specifically relating to the TrackPoint and the 7-row keyboard (At one point, I actually counted the rows of keys on the keyboard, huh, yep, 7, who knew.) I must admit, that I have worked for IBM / Lenovo for over 12 years and I *love* the TrackPoint, but I really was surprized at how much people were really passionate about these features.  I think both would fit nicely within a netbook design.

There was a lot of speculation about whether or not the netbook market was here to stay, or whether people would just get frustrated and want their smaller-more-spec’d-out ThinkPad back. The majority of the comments agreed that it was here to stay, but for use more as an extra computer, say, one you might leave on your coffee table or take on vacation rather than something that would function as a primary PC.

Reading all of this information about netbooks, made me want to get one, which is funny, because I am honestly am on my own PC all day long… why would I need a smaller, cuter version? Hmmm.