It’s Like a Bridge

Migrating your precious data, bookmarks, and settings to a new computer can be very frustrating and time consuming. For me it's one of the biggest barriers to upgrading to a new system.

Yesterday I had the best migration experience ever moving from my tried and true ThinkPad X41 to a fresh X60. I asked Jamie Finamore, the human factors engineer responsible for the ease of use for our System Migration Assistant tool, to help me with this seemingly daunting task. I thought it would be a good idea to use our own tool for once rather than rely on someone from the help desk, a bit like eating your own cooking. Jamie stopped by with a short ethernet cable to bridge the two machines together and I braced myself for what would follow. To my surprise I found this to be so simple that we spent most of the time talking about other things. In about 15 minutes it was over. Look for this icon and make your life easier. Thanks Jamie.


David Hill