Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Noted Apple observer Steven Levy has written a wry account of one price to be paid for our increasingly smaller and thinner gadgets, the risk that we may lose devices that cost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. I first caught this essay in Newsweek and am glad to find that it is also printed in The Washington Post: Vanished Into Thin Air. The piece is, appropriate to the topic, pretty thin: a mystery about the incredible, lost MacBook Air. Its penultimate sentence made me chuckle, though: "my review unit lays claim to being the first MacBook Air to be discarded by mistake." Yes, Levy thinks he may have tossed his $1,800 MacBook Air in the trash with the newspaper.