Bouts of Extreme System Slug

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Mon Apr 27 19:26:13 UTC 2009

Frank Cox wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Apr 2009 23:31:21 -0400 (EDT)
> D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
>> The Intel Atom processor seems a step in the right direction.  Too bad
>> that they haven't released an appropriately low-power support chipset
>> for it.
> I have a book that I put under my Acer Aspire One if I'm going to use it when
> sitting in a chair with the computer on my lap.  Even the Atom processor gives
> off significant heat.
> I've been thinking about buying or making some kind of a laptop lap desk to use
> instead of the book but haven't thought of a good design for one yet.
I got one for my birthday, from 'Bed, Bath & Beyond' which was about $20-25 
before their monthly 20%-OFF sale. The top tilts up for some keyboard slant, it 
has a slot/tray for pens, and a little storage on either side for a few books or 
listings. Intended for bed use, okay in a chair, tilts up enough to hold a book 
if you want.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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