Originally posted on March 13, 2008 @ 11:49 pm
The Macbook Air is undoubtedly the world’s slimmest laptop. But this extreme portability may not be a good match for people who do not know how to take care of their things.
In a recent column, Steven Levy, a columnist of Newsweek, showed exactly why ultraportable gadgets and being a slob do not make good bedfellows. Levy narrated that his expensive Macbook Air disappeared from his apartment and he couldn’t trace where it went. After scouring his place and even placing a call to an Apple representative (like they could help retrieve a misplaced laptop), he still couldn’t find it. He eventually deduced that it may have been inadvertently thrown away with a stack of newspapers that he was throwing away for recycling.
Hard to believe that a gadget worth almost two grand could be lost in that manner. But apparently it can happen. So let this be a cautionary tale to Macbook Air users or those who love buying those itsy-bitsy gadgets that electronics companies love to put out in the market.