When I worked in the bowels of the corporate beast, my life was governed by laptop. Even though a lot of my hardware and applications were web-driven, I had to take my laptop everywhere I went just so I could get access to a web browser and figure out what was going on. Eventually I got my hands on a Compaq TC1000 tablet PC, and my life suddenly took an upturn. Though this thing was the size and weight of an accounts ledger, it allowed me to roam around my server room and remote into any of the machines there with a few taps of my stylus. Granted it was running Windows XP at the time and the wireless range on it wasn’t the greatest, but it meant that I could finally leave my accursed laptop at my desk if I needed to check up on something.