A Breath of Fresh Air: A M1 MacBook Air Review

The Preamble

Laptops have historically been a mixed bag for me. My first laptop was a 13 inch MacBook Pro that came with Snow Leopard on it and I used and loved the living hell out of it. It was a solid machine and even though I had my problems with macOS (namely Finder), it didn’t stop me from using that machine. Then when I started university I was given a Lenovo Thinkpad by the university. So I used Windows and those Lenovo Thinkpads for a couple years. I was never particularly a fan of any of them. The trademark Thinkpad TrackPoint did nothing for me and the quality of the screens on these laptops were horrendous. They were not pleasant machines to use.

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Book Review: A Memory Called Empire

The problem with sending messages was that people responded to them, which meant one had to write more messages in reply.

— Page 128, A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

I first found out about this book in May of 2019 from Andrew Liptak’s review of it for The Verge. The premise of the book caught my attention and I immediately placed a hold for it in my city’s library system. I was finally able to get my hands on a copy in September of 2019. This book is popular and after having reading it, I can see why.

I cannot recall the last time I wrote a book review and I certainly do not remember if there are any formal structures defined for this sort of writing. So I will make the structure up as I see fit for this review.

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