Day 295: Not-So-Hardware

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October 21, 2012 by Alex Hoekstra

Muuuuh. Sick.  Tired.  Had a great time in Mountain View over the past few days, but after some nasty and unexpected flight plan changes that caught my immune system off-guard, I’m glad to be back in bed.

On the road, it occurred to me how remarkably unhindered I was by being 3000 miles away from home.  With my iPhone and my laptop, I wasn’t disconnected or left wanting of technology.  Even a few years ago, that wouldn’t have been the case.  For better or worse (depending upon whether you actually prefer disconnection and solitude in your travels), we’re more constantly connected thanks to a move away from traditional desktop computers.  The post-PC world is already here in many respects, but like evolution in any other system, change is constant.  It’s time to greet a new species in the computing ecosystem and evaluate its fitness (as determined by how practical, powerful, intuitive, and flexible it can be for us).  Meet the Xi3 modular computer and join me in ushering in this new breed of PC by backing it before October 28.

Xi3 is on a mission to change the way computers are built, serviced and upgraded by eliminating the built-in obsolescence of today’s personal computers.  One of the biggest problems with desktop computers is that they have to be replaced every few years. They’re also expensive to operate, have roughly the same specs, look like each other, etc., etc., etc. In other words, they’re expensive, boring, and extremely unfriendly to the planet. Not so with the award-winning Xi3 Modular Computer.


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