Chromebooks and the Cost of Complexity

Had I picked one paragraph or sentence as a pull quote from Ben Thompson’s Chromebooks and the Cost of Complexity, I would have done the rest of his article a great disservice by holding one fascinating line above another equally excellent passage. Having read Stratechery for a few months now, I can honestly say that out of all his articles, I consider this one by far and away his best.

Also of interest, Ben posted a followup piece earlier today titled The Best Analogy for Chromebooks are iPads, where he explained the use case of a Chromebook and its similarity to that of an iPad. When I can justify another large technology expenditure, I will have to do some serious work to talk myself out of a Chromebook after these two articles.