Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Mobile Unit One
It's going to be springtime for real one of these days. Yesterday it was summer, today back to winter... but eventually we will have spring. Right?
In preparation for nice outdoor writing weather, I've rolled out Mobile Unit One--my Dana. I've had her for several years. She and I wrote a novel together one November during National Novel Writing Month, and have worked on various other WIPs.
Dana is great for writers for several reasons--and mine is especially great because I opted not to get the wireless connectivity. Funny, huh? Even then I realized the internet might be a distraction.
Not sure when "then" was. I've had the laptop since late 2006, so it's been a while. And when I bought the laptop, Dana fell into disuse. I've packed her back into her box a couple of times and stuck her into storage, poor thing.
For something that does not do everything a laptop does, the price for a new Dana is steep. I bought my laptop (used, of course) for slightly more than this costs. But Dana's battery life is awesome, she's small and lightweight, and has a comfortable full-sized keyboard. I do love Dana, though I haven't told her many times lately.
My plan is for Dana to be Mobile Unit One. I can transfer the work in progress to her with a card reader, write my little heart out, then transfer back to the laptop to work at home if I want. Not sure exactly how much sunshine Dana and I will be enjoying together, but we're probably going to have an outing this week or next, and see how it goes.
If you're interested in Dana or her brother Neo, check out the official website here.