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Chalk Defaulting Slate Laptop

Continue to operate in less technologically friendly environments
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This laptop is encased in a precision-hewn piece of slate, the type used for chalkboards in the classrooms of old.

Not only does the surface resemble a cool, matte, round-edged monolith, it can also accept the application of chalk should the need to take a quick note arise, or to continue to perform calculations after the battery runs out.

Peripherals include set of 5 coloured chalks and a fabric board-rubber.

zen_tom, Mar 19 2010

reverse idea... http://images.googl...%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1
[xandram, Mar 22 2010]

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       Obsolete laptops needn't be dumped in landfill - they can be used for roofing.
hippo, Mar 19 2010
  

       sCREEEEEETCH!
wagster, Mar 19 2010
  

       This is a better idea than my offering, which is far too practical, so I'm voting for this.
xenzag, Mar 19 2010
  

       I propose "One Slate Per Child". They'll be far more useful than laptops in regions with no electrical power or Internet access.
Wrongfellow, Mar 19 2010
  

       I deleted Lap-top Lay-bys, though I still like the name.
xenzag, Mar 19 2010
  

       I've used that chalkboard paint before, it works pretty well. Someone with a laptop should try this. :)
AutoMcDonough, Mar 19 2010
  

       I think this is a great idea [+]. A laptop made out of one of those magnetic-powder writing thingies (you know...) would have a lot of appeal too.
DrWorm, Mar 20 2010
  

       I'm growing my fingernails longer in anticipation of this idea coming to fruition. ( And what [wagster] said.)
blissmiss, Mar 20 2010
  

       Here's hoping you have a way to make it shatter-proof. Slate is incredibly brittle. Chalkboard paint would be better.   

       Laptops are the reason that most schools went away from chalkboards in the first place. The dust is killer.
RayfordSteele, Mar 20 2010
  
      
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