My laptop died last week. At first I had a panic attack as if someone had ripped out a vital organ. But slowly my senses came back to me. And it didn’t turn out to be so bad after all. My roommate had a spare laptop (in German), I had a separate computer at work and of course I had my iphone. In the time that my laptop has been at the Apple serice center, I have had to, out of necessity, changed my working habits. I have started to write on on my iphone which I had never thought of doing before. I have even started to read code on my iphone. And you know what, I like it better reading and writing on a puny little iPhone. There’s fewer distractions. It’s actually more effective to write code by giving yourself a solid time just to read existing code. I can sit in a more comfortable location, practically anywhere. And it’s always available. It’s so convenient i can just pop off a short note in a cafe. Like this one.