Yeh, the article pointed out the mentions of RISC OS on "mainstream" sites such as OSNews.com which is good. I've found that if you submit a relevent Drobe/TIB article to OSNews they always post it, so reccomend that people do this as much as possible when the articles on either sites are relevent.
Also... I predict articles on TIB and Drobe will both continue to increase in number, and I do have inside knowledge for one of the sites
Laptop wise...? Why not vote in the TIB poll on this one. Personally I agree with drobe.co.uk that there is going to be some activity this year for native laptops.