The Internet Cannot Believe This Woman Used a Desktop Computer on a Train
In today's hyper-technological climate, everyone travels with a miniature computer crammed into their pocket. Twee devices basically shrink in proportion to the information they're able to process, as the ubiquity of 700 million iPhones worldwide will attest. It's curious then, why anyone would decide to carry the cumbersome load of a complete desktop computer on a passenger train.
David Hill, who works for a software company in Austin, Texas, noticed that very same peculiar sight when traveling by train in the UK on July 4th. His bewilderment was natural, as he snapped a photo of a woman working on an iMac as the bucolic scenery whirled by outside.
The woman's use of an iMac in lieu of a laptop has mercilessly divided opinion on Twitter. The first camp seems to applaud the woman's gumption, while the other side can't believe what they've witnessed.
Is it bad that I've genuinely considered doing this in the past? External hard drives and all.— Andrew Burdett (@Burdett) July 5, 2017
Great screen size and the best keyboard layout - much more productive than any laptop.— thekane (@thekane_) July 6, 2017
I reckon she had to get shit done
Yeah. I'm seriously considering this myself. $1000 less for equivalent power.— Jeff (@funcJeff) July 7, 2017
A desktop computer on a train is NOT likely to get stolen. A laptop computer easily could. Just saying. :-)— Mark Tennant (@mandgt) July 6, 2017
Thats just an imac bro. Other people bring ps4 and a tv in to the train...— SuitonTV (@suitontv) July 6, 2017
Naturally, the intrigue is warranted, as Hill told the Telegraph: "I am still puzzled why someone would carry a desktop computer around, when a laptop would give her the same options, with more portability." He first noticed the bizarre sight -- which took place on a trip from Darlington to London Kings Cross station -- and had to perform a double-take: "I had to look twice, I was shocked to see such a large computer on the small table. At first I thought she was a staff member, so I actually walked past, and then thought I had to take a photo."
Now, with the brazen woman's identity still a mystery, it's worth considering whether there will be copycat offenders. Don't get any ideas, people.