I have been contemplating a Google Chromebook.

Those that have them, rave about them – especially the “pixel” version at around £1200 UK.

Not an insignificant amount.

Here’s what I like about them:

  • Basic model is cheap.
  • Stuff is available from wherever there is an internet connection.
  • It’s Google.


Here’s what I don’t like about them:

  • It’s Google.  If you trust Google with your data, your email, your digital life, then go for it. I don’t.
  • Must have an Internet connection. Not always available around here, so no data.
  • The “pixel” version is too pricey.

Overall, not for me. I just stopped using a “walled garden” ecosphere (Apple) so jumping in to another one is probably not the smartest thing to do…

But, dammit, the idea has got me thinking how I could do this without google…

I’m going to look into the possibilities.

More later.