Night of the Long Screwdrivers

I woke up to discover a brutal scene in my dining room.

Only two days after I acquired my 11″ MacBook Air, it has eliminated all possible threats to its power by savaging the only other ultraportable laptop in the apartment.  The smaller, plastic-bodied Asus Eee 1000HE — already weakened by a year of battering and no longer able to reliably power up — never stood a chance.

The Eee served me well for a while, but as you can see there is no point in getting sentimental.  Pieces of the Eee will live on; I will get an enclosure for the hard drive and use it as an on-the-go backup disk, and that lonely gig of memory will find its way into something.  The rest will be recycled or sold as replacement parts for Eees of greater fitness.


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  1. Great post. I love the anthropomorphizing.

  2. Interesting. On December 23rd I had the Night of 4 Screwdrivers and, yes, flashed people at the bar.

  3. Nicole: I bet the commemorative statue is already being carved.

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