Thursday, March 11, 2010

LAPTOP, anyone? Wait till you see THIS, you computer geeks!

This is a German design for a future laptop.................Believe it or not, yesterday was the fifth month of Mr. Z's passing so this post is in honor of him. He'd have loved this laptop's AMAZING.
I'd just love to have him back.



Right Wing Extreme said...

That is a very cool toy. I also want you to know the Mr. Z is greatly missed.

Opus #6 said...

That is one amazing concept.

Hugs to you. I can't imagine how hard it is. :-(

Linda said...


I'm sure it is hard...thinking of you!

Faith said...

Germany is still into precision. Impressive.

I wish you could have him back too.

Ducky's here said...

Was Mr. Z in product design?

Anonymous said...

Just remember Z, Mr. Z is building that "home not made with human hands" for you both to spend eternity in! Just don't get in a big hurry to go see it, your work here isn't done yet!

That's straight from The Boss! :-)
It may not help much, but you are receiving some "big ole hugs and prayers" from "the Tippecanoe State" as Mr. Mustang likes to say!


Chuck said...

Z, that is so cool. I told my wife, we have no concept of what computers will look like in 25-30 years.

Thinking of you, Z. I can't imagine losing my best friend.

Joe said...

Keep 'um rollin', rollin' rollin'!

What a concept.

I know you miss Mr. Z so much.

Steve Harkonnen said...

Sweet. I'd like to have one of those. I noticed what appears to be a panel that probably gives access to RAM, the main drive (which will probably not have a spinning disc).

I think the biggest woe to the laptop industry is companies that continue to deploy laptops with inferior cooling fans.

Z said...

thanks, everybody, SO much.
Chuck, he was my absolute best friend ...

Glad you all like the computer, too...isn't it amazing?

Ducky, no, he wasn't...he just knew a lot about a lot of stuff and was enthusiastic about a lot of of the things I miss the most. And, of course, he was very proud of any German designs, etc.

WomanHonorThyself said...

How beautiful to remember Mr Z..God bless.

beamish said...

I knew this was coming. There's been rollup keyboards for almost a decade now (I used to have one, it fit in a coffee can). The technical achievement of a flexible, full color liquid crystal plasma screen is quite impressive.

You know what's next in that vein, don'tcha?

Clothing apparel! You could wear a TV screen displaying any image you wanted!

Brooke said...

Very, very kewl!

I can't believe it's been five months. Lots of love to you, Z!

Anonymous said...

So cool!

I wonder if it's just in the concept-phase or if it's in production?

((Big HUGS to YOU, Z))
I could always feel Mr. Z's pride in his posts about Germany AND America. What a man!

Beverly said...

Someone had just sent me that video. It is indeed amazing. I'd love to have one.

Hugs to you today. I love the statement by Anonymous. Amen.

Ducky's here said...

Arts & Faith published a Top 100 film list. Terrific list.

Get rid of that stiff "Punch Drunk Love" and there's virtually no flab at all.

Take a look.

Z said...

Ducky, thanks. Why's that called Arts & FAITH, do you know?
I thought it was nice that WONDERFUL LIFE is included...Song of Bernadette?

Also, I have a yen to see all those films, you know? I'd pass judgment that it's the DARKER DEEPER stuff certain groups prefer to champion in films and other arts, but I kind of like them, too, and so I can't use my usual harangue at you about your elitism (damn!) :-)
Have you seen ORDET?

Z said...

Ducky, Mr. Z also had an engineering degree so he could probably tell us how they designed this computer...
Maybe Beamish could, too, for that matter.

Faith, Germany's doing particularly well right now in Germany, though not AS well as they usually do, because Merkel didn't buy the Stimulus Package advice Obama gave to Europe last year...only Germany did no stimulus and they're the only ones still thriving.

Chuck, in 30 years, we'll just think a thought and the person will somehow get it..scary.

Faith said...

Always looking for new additions to my Netflix Queue, up goes Ordet -- thanks for that Z and Ducky for the list.

heidianne jackson said...

what a cool, concept. i'll be getting one - you know what an early adopter i am!

i know it's not even on the same level, but i miss mr. z everyday. i'm thankful i still have you, though, z.


Z said...

Faith,I might just do that, too...Netflix, I mean, ordering ORDET.

Heidianne, thanks......he really cared for you, too, you know that. I'll never forget how he picked up when we arrived at the Tea Party you were collecting signature at, remember? He was like an American patriot in that big patriotic crowd, he was so moved to see the excitement and commitment, he seemed suddenly so much more American than he was German...the really young people, particularly, gave him hope. He LOVED America. It was a great day, a wonderful memory for me.

Tom's Place said...

Z - Wow! Neat design!

Z, I cannot even imagine how much you miss Mr. Z, nor how hard it could be from day to day.

We are praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Z, I know very well what it's like to be deprived of those who've given a focus for affection, made life meaningful and sometimes extraordinarily beautiful.

"Parting is all we know of Heaven -- And all we need of Hell"

And yet I can honestly say I never feel disconnected from anyone I've ever loved, or anyone who has taught me a valuable lesson, even long after they've passed into that "other room."

As long as we remember them with love, our favorite people will always be there for us in spirit.

The roll up laptop design is elegant, but at the same time I wish the world weren't so increasingly "plugged in" to devices that take everyone away from wherever they happen to be at a given moment. Cell phones, "texting" and laptops often mar the beauty, conviviality and serenity we might enjoy were it not for technology's incessant intrusion into our consciousness.

I think that's the reason I was never much of a picture taker. When I travelled, I wanted to savor the experience directly instead of struggling to preserve it through the lens of a camera. That was selfish of me, I know, but reliving experience in memory has been very satisfying.

Love to you from,

~ FT

Z said...

Tom, thank you SO much...'s very sweet to consider yourself 'never disconnected' but, for instance, I just had dinner alone..came up here to our office where he isn't anymore, and I'll go to our room alone later on.
Disconnected as one could possibly be, while still understanding his memory is here, his amazing kindnesses and smarts and affection will never really leave me. But, he's are me.
Someday, we won't be anymore.

I appreciate your encouragement, I really do.
And I know what you mean about the very high tech stuff...I watched that video thinking "I would NEVER be able to figure out what to DO with that!" :-)

Deborah on the Bayside said...

Been waiting years for a flexible, rollup screen. This is exciting! I can just imagine talking with Mr. Z about it over dinner...

Ducky's here said...

z, I believe that Dreyer is the greatest director in history.

It's unfortunate that his work isn't better known.

Personally, I would rank the Passion of St. Joan a bit higher than Ordet although both are on a very short list of great films.

beamish said...

Ack! I'm no engineer! I can understand the principles of the design, but this rollup laptop is still more concept than prototype. One thing we DON'T have yet is full color flexible plasma touch screens, which is the primary and revolutionary innovation of this doo dad.

beamish said...

My rollup keyboard wasn't a plasma screen... it still had buttons.

Oooh! They have illiiminated ones now!

::makes shopping list::

MK said...

Amazing, now if they could design one that you don't have to use that POS windows s/w with, that'd be real swell too.

Anonymous said...

Five months,

Five minutes,

Five years.

We will never forget him Z.

Z said...

thanks so much, Matisse. xxx
we need to have dinner soon.