On 12-20-07, on the Synapse thread (The Synapse backpack: Q & A), Tom said: "It's quite a bit too small for a vertical Freudian Slip, and since it's supposed to be more of a hiking/travel/everyday pack rather than a computery/techy pack, it probably won't get its own Freudian Slip. Though we will have to see how people use it!"
The Synapse is my everyday bag, and I need a way to carry paper in it neatly. The usual accumulation—printouts, mail, catalogues, magazines, newspaper clippings, receipts, notebooks, unpaid bills . . .
When I carried the Smart Alec, this paper clutter went into the Vertical Freudian Slip, directly or in file folders. I loved being able to put something in or take something out without removing the FS, or even a file folder. I need a version of it for the Synapse.
Because the Synapse is shorter and narrower than the Smart Alec, and is not meant to be a "computery/techy pack," I suggest eliminating the miscellaneous pockets on the reverse side (which would eat into the Synapse's interior space) and making both sides capable of holding file folders.