In light of the still murky circumstances at this time of AT&T's 4chan block its important to consider the block's implication on the open net even if it was for purely technical reasons.
In February 2007 the International Atomic Energy Agency launched its new radiation symbol. Approaching thirty months in use it appears as though this new unambiguous herald of nuclear hazard will never integrate with the mainstream to the extent of its predecessor despite its obvious functional advantages. It isn't even in stock at places like United Nuclear. Then again rights to use the new nuclear image in signage have to be bought from the ISO, and copyright keeps this cool sign off of teenagers doors everywhere.
So I finally got on the netbook train with an Acer Aspire One. I was pleasantly surprised by how fast my butterfingers adapted to the keyboard and odd trackpad. Now I don't have to unplug the main laptop when I have to hold office hours. For $300 spent at Walmart I was expecting much worse.