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.