Laptops are becoming more and more popular. And it’s easy to see why – a new laptop computer has all the computing power of a good desktop machine, and it’s portable. And the netbooks are both cheap AND extremely portable.
However…as I surf various websites (the sites I visit daily, as well as new ones), I have noticed something rather odd. And now that you have read this, you will probably notice it too when you see it.
When someone is shown using a laptop, why do they have to be sitting on the floor?
Is there something in the Computer Modeling Rulebook that says a laptop can only be used on the floor? Does this really seem comfortable to you?
Here’s a couple that are really emphasizing their insistence on using it on the floor. There’s an perfectly good couch right there next to them that would accommodate both of them and the laptop easily, but instead she gets the chair and he gets the floor:
This photographer decided that having his model sit on the floor with her laptop was just not uncomfortable enough. So she has to do her computing while looking beautiful and turned 180 degrees to smile into the camera.
Of course, any work-at-home scam would not be complete without the obligatory model doing her computing without the benefit of a desk or chair. Is this what they mean when they say “ground floor opportunity”?
For some people, computing on the floor is a group activity:
This is great. She knows she must sit on the floor, but she realizes that holding the laptop on her lap would get uncomfortable after a while. So she gets this spider-leg type contraption that balances the computer in front of her at the right height. Much like a table or desk would.
And there are more…
What about you? Do you ever use your laptop computer on the floor? Leave your comments below.
This week’s video is definitely related to our topic today (laptops). This kid was supposed to wash the dishes 2 hours ago, and mom finally catches up. Guess he won’t be using the laptop for a while.