At a recent work meeting, a normally sober trustee made it known to the rest of us at the table that he planned to purchase the new Macbook Air, the uberthin laptop from Apple. His raves over the aesthestics and acknowledgement of its limitations (lack of dvd drive, the additional costs to buy accessories, and performance concerns) made the women on the board point out that he's going through a mid-life crisis with a high maintenance toy. Of course in the spectrum of things, at least he's only spending under $2000. And the carbon emissions of a laptop are middling compared to buying a sportscar.
Happy shopping Mr. B!