Peter King on the Air

Filed under “Aggravating/Enjoyable Travel Note of the Week”, here’s Sports Illustrated NFL beat writer Peter King on the MacBook Air:

“Can I hold that for a second?”

I’ve heard that question, or some derivative of it, a dozen times in the past month, when I’ve traveled with my feather-light MacBook Air. The other day, on my flight to Fort Lauderdale, a women holding a 5-month-old baby in her left arm, gently bouncing her up and down, admired the little laptop and I said, “Here — you can even hold it while holding the baby.” The woman took it with her right hand and held it like it was the new Grisham book, shaking her head in amazement. It’s almost that light.

Monday, 31 March 2008