12 posts • joined 13 Feb 2017
So cutting edge surface 2 laptops costing £2.5k (512gb/16gb ram) using i7 processors and still no fing usb c???
Also slightly worrying they've omitted the surface book imagery from all their latest media ads from that event. Shelved? Or they planning to release some new shiny model costing £5k still with no usb c support.
Do people actually use these things anymore? Especially with win10 being on the device pulling God knows what in the background. I'd be paranoid as hell on how much my data bill ending up at the end of the month. Last time I tethered my laptop win10 decided to pull a 5gb update - thanks very much.
Well done Branson
If he is investing to bring this tech to the UK then this is amazing. It's exactly what this country needs - something completely bonkers - countries around the world will be talking about this for years. Think about the PR opportunities for the UK.
Perfectly timed for post-brexit - because frankly we're fucked - and anything which keeps the world talking about us cannot be a bad thing. Forget the HS2 (yawn)
"good accounting" (as you're article opens with) - is all about itemising and tracking where you've spent (and received) money. This doesn't work if your cash is floating in the back pocket of your jeans or you lose £2 down the side of your sofa.
I *hate* cash - I/my wife take £20 out of the bank if we asked each other at the end of the month where that money was spent 9/10 I couldn't tell you. At least if it's an obscure transaction (I buy 9 toilet rolls from Ebay) it will show up on my bank statement in some kind of memory-jogging way.
What lacks are decent mobile banking apps - Nationwide banking app for instance doesn't even show you the account balance on a particular day - just what you've spent/received - I have no idea (at a glance) when I'm draining my account or go overdrawn without logging onto my laptop.
Needs an app where all the banks can feed your statement data into realtime - business banking has this been doing this for years into accounting software (albeit with a long import delay).