Laptops with touch screens are pretty much the norm these days, with a prominent exception: Macintosh notebooks.
Apple has stubbornly refrained from adding fingertip interaction to the displays on its MacBook-branded notebooks (while tryihg to accommode touch aficionados in other ways, like gargantuan trackpads and a controversial MacBook Pro Touch Bar.)
I love sit-stand desks, those contraptions that can be raised and lowered so you can work on a computer in a sitting or a standing position.
Standing desks have been hailed on health grounds, though the science on this is a mixed bag, at best. Prolonged sitting isn’t good for you, but switching to a standing desk doesn’t appear based on current evidence to be miraculous wellness enhancer.
I was off to attend my first Apple media event in years, and I was pretty excited about that.
Such press events are normally held on or near Apple’s California campus, but this one was staged at an inner-city Chicago magnet school. That is because the event, like one held in 2012, was heavily focused on education.