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Who Needs Scruples When You’ve Got a Macbook Air?

January 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This may be remembered as the day I sold my soul to Apple. So be it. If you missed it, today Steve Jobs announced Apple’s entry into the ultra-portable laptop market, with a 13″ laptop that, for a mere $3k, has no moving parts, weighs less than 3 pounds, and is only about 3/4 of an inch thick.

I want it. Silver case. Beautiful screen. No optical drive. No network port. Solid state 64 GB hard drive. All wireless. To quote my favorite Subway commercial: “Hoo chee MAMA!”.

I’m completely sold, and I’m willing to sell out to get one… Want me to endorse agile stand-on-your-heads as the next logical step to agile standups (that would be a short meeting!)? I’m in. Just tell me my Macbook Air is in the mail and I’ll have my project team upside down tomorrow. Want me to bottle up that little bit of my soul I’ve been hanging on to for the last decade of my life in corporate IT and ship it off to you? If my Macbook Air is in the mail, all I need is a used baby food jar and you can spread my soul over toast. Want me to recant everything I’ve ever said or written about the Waterfall Methodology being the worst idea since my brother tested his homemade parachute with my three year old sister? Well, let’s not get carried away with ourselves there.

Want a free two-day course on Agile? No problem. Just promise me a Macbook Air with a solid state drive and I’m yours. Seriously.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Kiki // Feb 23, 2011 at 7:43 am

    mac book air is what ive been saving for since last october. now i can already buy the 11 inches macbook air but im thinking maybe the 13 inches one will be better. im a student and you should know how hard it is for me to save up all those money without having a job that pays. i seriously dont know either where those money come from but..anyway~ AIR~~~ YEAH~

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