Let the games begin

It seems that Nick Farrell over at The Inquirer isn't so thrilled by my MacBook Air review. Actually, he doesn't really mention the review, opting instead to summarize the sidebar with additional commentary. To clarify a few of his points: o- Yep, it took five hours to do the whole migration. The first 30 minutes were problematic, but the rest of the time was the two systems transferring 50GB of files via 100Mbi

It seems that Nick Farrell over at The Inquirer isn't so thrilled by my MacBook Air review. Actually, he doesn't really mention the review, opting instead to summarize the sidebar with additional commentary. To clarify a few of his points:

o- Yep, it took five hours to do the whole migration. The first 30 minutes were problematic, but the rest of the time was the two systems transferring 50GB of files via 100Mbit Ethernet without supervision.

o- The Air didn't crash -- the Migration Assistant application crashed.

o- I bought the Air myself.

o- "Fanboy" seems to be a favorite expression of someone who doesn't like to see positive comments about something they don't like. I gave the Air a "Very Good" rating, and it earned it. If it had integrated 3G and a realistic 5 hours of battery life, it might have made it to "Excellent".

o- Isn't it odd that although I'm apparently a "hack" trying to put positive spin on Apple's products, I decided to write an entire sidebar about a negative experience?

I suggest that Nick read the whole review as well as my blog comments. I'd be delighted to see him run that though his fun-house mirror.

UPDATE: Interesting. All the comments on the Inquirer post just disappeared right after I submitted one. UPDATE: They're back, sans my comment. Curious.

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UPDATE: Interesting. All the comments on the Inquirer post just disappeared right after I submitted one. UPDATE: They're back, sans my comment. Curious.

Yet another UPDATE: I might suggest that anyone interested in this topic read the actual review, and my companion blog post, not just the sidebar. I wouldn't want anyone to be embarrassingly misinformed -- it's bad for the knees.

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