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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik