So the Mobile Mencken, my old IBM laptop, is coming out of retirement. The Timken branch of the Writing Lab has no computers or internet connection, so the little black trooper that I lugged back and forth to Tanigawa Junior High School every day of the week is going to be getting stuffed into my backpack once again. That way the Traveling-Tesla (aka my Mac) can remain safe and sound at home diligently doing whatever I tell it to do. The IBM has superior battery life, is lighter, and has a better track pad, plus if something were to happen to it the loss would not be as great as loosing my more expensive Mac, so the Mobile Mencken is just the computer for the job!
Mobile Mencken, you just got stop-lossed!