(requires free login) has an interesting write up on
"ruggedized" laptops, these things can withstand
tornados, being run over by trucks and being submerged in
water, among other things.
planing on a scaled-down
line for consumer use, kind of like the Hummer vs.
HUMVEE." If it lasts more than 6 mos in my hands, I
consider it rugged...
In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way.
-- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982