Ultrabook™ and Apps Make for Traveling Light at IDF 2012
You know what’s heavy? Old technology. We were at IDF this week with an Atari 2600* system and about 15 games and it occurred to me that we must have had to be weightlifters to use old technology! I know I was there to talk about the Intel AppUp® center but that sweet Atari 2600 was calling my name. So I played it. Maybe play is not the right word. I think I got a whole upper body workout just getting PAC-MAN* to make his way around that little maze.
I watched others mangling that joystick in an effort to avoid/eat ghosts and I thought that Wii* fitness games have nothing on a rigorous game of PAC-MAN on an old Atari system. And then I stepped away from the conference floor for sessions, practically skipping because the Ultrabook™ is so light. And then I remembered the darker days of conferences when I’d leave with a crick in my neck and a distinctly Hunchback of Notre Dame gait. At the end of IDF? Well, my feet are still store, but I’m not in need of the first massage therapist I can book.
Wait a second. I think I have may uncovered the only drawback to the Ultrabook – I have no excuse to get a post-conference massage. My shoulders don’t actually hurt. Oh Ultrabook–you are so cruel. So fast, and light, and cruel.
And yes, we do have PAC-MAN for people not interested in what amounts to video game boot camp. You can download it from the Intel AppUp® center and put it on your Ultrabook. No massage required.