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> Can somebody make thick laptops trendy?

Also, small phones.

Why have we, as a society, seemingly converged on big phones and small laptops? It's like we're *aiming* for the awkward not-quite-big-enough-to-be-useful-or-small-enough-to-be-handy middle ground!

@codesections @alexbuzzbee

Big phones are good for people over 30 and the blind/low-vision/visually-impaired.

Small laptops are good for under-30s, pretty much exclusively. You know. The people who design that trash.

@Aerdan @alexbuzzbee

> Big phones are good for people over 30 and the blind/low-vision/visually-impaired.

Yeah, I certainly wouldn't want big phones to go away—I'm glad they exist! (And probably prefer them myself)

But the modern trend seems to be to *exclusively* offer large phones. It's pretty hard to find a flagship-ish phone the size of, say, an iphone 5 these days.

And smaller phones also have accessibility/usability advantages for some groups (especially people with smaller fingers)

@codesections @alexbuzzbee

In all honesty, I don't think people actually need smartphones, they need PDAs and a separate flip phone.

@Aerdan @alexbuzzbee @codesections I remember thinking about this about ten years ago. I ended up buying a mini laptop (not sure about correct English term) rather than a tablet because I thought that’s more useful for real work. Not sure anymore what’s the optimum size for most everyday use. The thing I suffer with most are the keyboards. After all these years, why is typing on mobile still generally painful?

@mmin @Aerdan @alexbuzzbee

> I remember thinking about this about ten years ago. I ended up buying a mini laptop (not sure about correct English term) rather than a tablet because I thought that’s more useful for real work.

Yeah, I went through a similar thought process ~10 years ago and wound up with an EeePC (en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asus_E)

Back then, I really thought those would catch on and that the awkwardly named iPad would be a flop.

Shows just what *I* know about consumer taste!

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