I hate power supplies

2007-03-27

Just got home. Tomorrow, I am going to Edinburgh, but I’ve left my laptop power supply at work. I’m not going to pick it up and get the train at 7:30.

Pretty pathetic really. Why do laptops all have different power requirements? I can see varying voltage requirements, but all the different shapes and sizes? At the end, this variety is not for any good reason, but for an economic imperative. Vendor lock-in, to the direct deteriment of the user.

Going to be interesting doing a workshop laptop-free for the first time in ages. I’m falling back to old technology — pen and paper.

Originally published on my old blog site.