Last weekend here in Eastern Nova Scotia where I live, we experienced several days of unseasonably cold weather followed by a Nor-Easter blizzard of epic proportions bringing half a day of
horizontal snow and near 60 mph winds.
Our house is large and was built in the era when they were first paying some attention to insulating, but hadn’t yet got it right. Suffice it to say it’s hard to heat, especially when the wind is
strong from the easterly quadrant. I can’t remember being as cold for as long in my life.
My office, which faces east, was uninhabitable, so I settled on either staying in bed with a hot water bottle and laptop on a Laptop Laidback stand (which I can’t say enough good about) or, when I wanted to be more mobile, the iPad, which allowed me to sit comfortably two feet away from the wood stove.
In my estimation, this is one of the great virtues of tablet computing. I prefer working on a laptop with a mouse for input, but that’s cumbersome on your lap, even with my new 13-inch MacBook Air. The iPad is just a more comfortably portable solution, especially when used with an iPevo…