It's the holidays, and that means offering peace and clemency to your nemeses. Or, in my case, coming to tolerate — even appreciate — a netbook.
I didn't think it was possible at first; every UMPC I've used has felt cramped, slow, dim, and barely Internet-capable. I spent many a plane flight with a netbook in the overhead compartment, tapping away memos and emails on an iPhone. Then I started using Asus's 10-inch Eee PC.