Beth Callaghan

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One More Thing: Apple’s New MacBook Air

Steve Jobs’s “one more thing” today at Apple’s Town Hall event was the new MacBook Air, or, as he put it, “what would happen if a MacBook hooked up with an iPad.” The quick details: Complete unibody construction, all solid state storage, and there are two models, each with two configurations:

11.6-inch LED backlit hi-res display, Core 2 Duo processor, FaceTime camera and five hours of battery life.
$999 at 64 gb
$1,199 at 128 gb

13.3-inch LED backlit hi-res display, Core 2 duo processor, FaceTime camera and seven hours of battery life.
$1,299 at 128 gb
$1,599 at 256 gb


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work