the setup is interesting.
Self-described as “a bunch of nerdy interviews,” they basically ask “What do people use to get the job done?”
The interview questions are all the same, consisting of four questions:
- Who are you, and what do you do?
- What hardware are you using?
- And what software?
- What would be your dream setup?
Like most good introspective exercises, you can approach it on different levels–and with more or less rigor. Here are my answers:
Who are you and what do you do?
Michael Montgomery. Husband, father, lawyer, technology fan, internet afficionado, speaker, organizer, and write with a fountain pen.
I blog sometimes, and work for Christopher & Weisberg as a registered patent attorney and intellectual property lawyer. On the web, I play with markup & styling, teaches, presents, help with Godbit, RefreshLauderdale and RefreshMiami.
What hardware are you using?
At work, I use a nondescript box from a company I won’t name, that’s been downgraded to XP for compatibility with ProLaw, our office back-end. The displays are a 19″ HP f1905 and another 19″ nondescript second monitor.
My laptop is an HP G70 with 4Gb of RAM and Vista Home Premium. It came with a free upgrade to Windows 7, but I haven’t yet had the courage. At home, I use a 19″ HP L1945w and the laptop as a second monitor.
I tend to carry an 8Gb iPhone, and usually either a book or Moleskine notebook. And a pen.
And what software?
What would be your dream setup?
Vastly improved voice recognition capability–so good it doesn’t require a headset. I don’t understand why we’re all still typing!
Corollary: kill the keyboard and mouse. Long live the pen!