John Gruber at Daring Fireball couldn’t have been more in tune with my perspective on the MacBook Air.

Via Daring Fireball:

The Air’s missing optical drive and FireWire/Ethernet ports are like the original iMac’s missing floppy drive.


Wil Shipley has written about it too (although with a title not for the easily offended), and he agreed with my comment that I was baffled by the “it’s too expensive, unlike the 12 inch PowerBook” claim. The much missed 12 inch PowerBook was the same price, not less than, the MacBook Air.

The MacBook Air is a shift in thinking, from disks to online living. Physical disk media is dead—long live online access to media.

Like I’ve said, the Internet is my filing cabinet–why bother buying discs anymore?