Gadgets report

1. The tiny (10"?) Sony Vaio which I have been using over the past 3.5 years is basically brain dead.

2. Bought a cheapy 14" Toshiba Satellite as replacement. Compared to the Vaio, the Toshiba seems twice as big and twice as heavy. The days of carrying the computer with a few fingers and using it as literally a "laptop" are over.

3. There are now 4 notebooks in the household - mine (Toshiba), hers (Dell), Vaio and iBook.

4. The iPod dropped dead all of a sudden a few days ago. In deciding on a new one, I have to ask myself, "which iPod am I"?