Running... Again?

  If you know me you know there was a time about 10 years ago or so where I was running. A lot. At least 5 days a week and at least 5 miles a run. I wasn’t training, I wasn’t preparing for a race or a marathon. I just found myself enjoying the time spent running. I wasn’t obsessed with numbers, but I kept track of them all and liked seeing improvements in time and distances. It was good physical health and mental health. Then I tweaked my knee. Not bad enough that I couldn’t walk on it, just a tweak that told me I needed to back off of running for a little bit. So I decided on 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks I aborted a run very early as the pain was still there. 2 weeks became 3, became a month, became 5 years. 

The Latest Drug Comes Out Tomorrow

So tomorrow Apple will unleash on us the not so unsuspecting masses, a new product, which is generally believed to be a tablet like device that will do... My thinking is it will be larger iPhone/iPod Touch, which is kinda cool I guess. I'm more interested in an e-reader though, which, if rumors are to believed, this device will also handle. I wonder how good it will be for reading though, as I was under the impression that e-ink is the best for reading, and this tablet won't be e-ink.
So, before I get caught up in the Apple hypnosis that will be in full effect tomorrow, I can't see why I will want this thing. Mobile computing? I have a MacBook Pro that can handle that. Sure, it's 15 inches, but it's full featured and I won't be sacrificing anything, especially a keyboard. Entertainment device? I'm not a gamer, but I like having a game or 2 around so I can waste some time. With the recent change in Palm's development package I have access to full 3-d games now, so that's taken care of. Email/light web tasks. My Pre already handles email, and can do most the web stuff I would need to do before needing to pull out the big gun. E-reader? Yeah, I don't have one yet, but for under $300 I can get a Nook or a Kindle with an e-ink display for better reading. Do you really think Apple is going to push a product out in that price point, considering an iPhone is that price? So, there's really no need or interest for me in this new product.
Then why is it in 12 hours I'll be in front of my computer hanging on the refresh button to get my fix on this new Apple product, and start talking myself into buying it? I hate Apple! Well, not really...


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