John Gruber on Daring Fireball:

I’ve always liked ThinkPads, and the X300 looks like a winner.

For some reason, Mac nerds love Thinkpads, and I really do not get it. Thinkpads looks like the first generation Dell laptop I used to lug around when I had offices on opposite sides of campus. They’re as ugly and boxy as a laptop can get and look like something someone built from a Radio Shack project.


Maybe I’m missing something about them, but I can’t get my head around why folks who appreciate such attention to detail in Mac laptops seem to have no qualms about a laptop seemingly designed for the color-blind.