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April 01, 2003


Yesterday ai received a record 56 visits. That's a pretty small number as web pages go, but I belong to the "one reader is better than none" school, and 56 is even better than one, so no complaints here. Thanks to everyone who has followed ai for some time, and to those of you who are just visiting for the first time. Your visits and comments make ai fun to write, and -- I hope -- enjoyable for you to read, as well.

Another milestone: The little iBook on which ai is produced has been running constantly, without hiccup, shut down, or reboot, for 41 days! Does your Windoze laptop do that? ;-)

Speaking of laptops, GW sent a scary little packet of materials warning of the dangers of coming to school with anything other than the "GW Law School notebook" computer (kindly customized by Dell). No other school I've applied to has come on this strong with the "Windoze only" pitch. Not a good sign.

Posted April 1, 2003 10:22 AM | law school meta-blogging

As a mac user who will probably end up at GW, this letter kinda scared me too. I emailed the IT guy at the school, and while he was very vague on the subject, basically it sounds like we can use virtual PC for the only software that will be required(used in the writing class), with the only thing that is impossible to do on a mac is the exam software. For an IT guy he didn't seem too knowledgeable about macs, saying he didn't think a mac would be able to work on their network, use their printers, etc. (Which, from what I know, is really easy with OS X.)

So while this policy sucks a little, I figure it will be doable, but I would love to see other mac people fighting it too at maybe you should come!

Posted by: matt at April 1, 2003 11:10 AM

I had a similar ibook moment this weekend. As we were moving stuff around in our office, I realized that I hadn't shutdown or reboot in *months*. Of course, I don't use it as much now that I'm not taking grad classes, but months of wakingup and goingtosleep is *so* much more convenient than restart/reboot he11.

Posted by: liable at April 1, 2003 11:13 AM

Dell? Well heck, that alone is reason to go to BC.

I'm one of two Mac-using faculty at IU-I, and I've only seen a couple of iBooks among the students. But except for the exam software, the students don't suffer at all, and when Microsoft updates Entourage this summer to add Outlook capabilities, my one lingering annoyance will be solved.

I'm in my office right now, but I do most of my blogging on my iBook. It's a great computer, rock-solid (as was my old PowerBook G3), sturdy, and elegant. No way I'd trade it for a Dell.

Posted by: Jeff Cooper at April 3, 2003 03:41 PM

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