Tag: flash

Online mind mapping software

Via Matt Wilson I came across Bubbl.us – a site for making mind maps, if you are into that kind of thing.

Reasonably easy to use but the interface is possibly a little too clever. I’d have liked a pen tool to allow me to draw links between bubbles and a little more flexibility with respect to what can be linked to what.

As you can see below, my mind is pretty empty!

Bubbl.us

Flash-based laptops coming soon?

I wrote a speculative post last September saying that laptops with flash drives instead of hard disk would ship in 2006.

According to an article in Gearlog, Asus has just started shipping a flash based laptop!

It is still very expensive

The disk alone is being sold at DVnation for a painful $1199, which is half the value of the notebook(ouch)

and only has one 16gb flash disk, but it is the beginning. My first computer had a 40mb hard drive and 1mb of ram – who measures in megabytes these days?

Advances in flash storage are happening fast – expect flash based laptops to be a viable alternative in under five years.