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MacBook Air Thinness Indicator

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An on-screen widget for the new MacBook Air showing a cool "brushed metal" analogue dial marked with a scale from "really thin" to "thick" with the indicator needle permanently pointing to "really thin".
hippo, Feb 04 2008

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       Ha. About as useful as anything else borne from the 'widget' concept.   

       And surely it should be in that shiny plastic 'aqua' look - brushed steel is soooo 2003.
zen_tom, Feb 04 2008
  

       Bah, I thought it was for measuring pressure/altitude/CO.
marklar, Feb 04 2008
  

       What happens if the air thickens?
vincevincevince, Feb 04 2008
  

       You might need an air thickness bag.
csea, Feb 04 2008
  

       In parentheses under "Thickness" it could say "(Likelihood of it snapping in half)". I could probably hammer in tent pegs with my Dell laptop without any ill effects.
angel, Feb 04 2008
  

       Bun to [csea].
theleopard, Feb 04 2008
  

       £1200 for a computer with no VGA port? I think not, Mr. Jobs.   

       Nice widget though.
wagster, Feb 04 2008
  

       Does the widget also measure the user...?
DrCurry, Feb 04 2008
  

       What, exactly, is a VGA port? And how have I managed without one these long years?
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 04 2008
  

       I'm going to bone this because it is apple fanboy masturbation.   

       be ashamed!
mylodon, Feb 04 2008
  

       This is just stupid because in the future they will be even thinner... unless something like "super thin" is added to the scale after "really thin".
BJS, Feb 05 2008
  

       "The dial on my thinness indicator goes to -1"
DenholmRicshaw, Feb 05 2008
  

       I'm waiting until they release all four elements.
Ian Tindale, Feb 05 2008
  

       I'm waiting for the MacBook Æther - "Look, it's great isn't it?", "What? Where is it?", "Right there! Can't you see it?", "No"

I think (as [UB] suggests) [mylodon] might have missed something about this idea...
hippo, Feb 05 2008
  

       The Emperor's new MacBook.
jtp, Feb 05 2008
  

       For sure, [hippo], but "apple fanboy masturbation" is a great turn of phrase.
wagster, Feb 05 2008
  

       [wagster], it also seems to be a unique phrase.   

       // Your search - "apple fanboy masturbation" - did not match any documents. //
erlehmann, Feb 05 2008
  

       //altimeter, to increase their usefulness//   

       Or an Alethiometer, that might be quite useful.
theleopard, Feb 05 2008
  

       Along the lines of what boysparks suggests, maybe it's time for the Dell Campaign for Real Beauty.
jutta, Feb 05 2008
  

       French? Lemons? Cucumbers?   

       Ok I don't understand any of you.
mylodon, Feb 05 2008
  

       Maybe the focus should be on lightness instead of thinness... but I'm not suggesting some giant helium filled laptop either...
BJS, Feb 05 2008
  

       "Let me have laptops about me that are fat; Sleek-topped computers and such as sleep o' nights: Yond Mac Air has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such products are dangerous." with apologies to Julius Caesar.
xenzag, Feb 05 2008
  

       Nah, you're all just jealous.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 05 2008
  

       //not suggesting some giant helium filled laptop either...//   

       More fool you!
{I'll be back in a mo}
Jinbish, Feb 08 2008
  

       //I could probably hammer in tent pegs with my Dell laptop without any ill effects.//   

       There are other uses for a Dell laptop?
nomocrow, Feb 08 2008
  

       Lapland must be full of laptops.
Ian Tindale, Feb 08 2008
  

       No. Just one really big one.
Jinbish, Feb 09 2008
  

       Are MacBook Air owners to be known as 'airheads'?
Ian Tindale, Feb 09 2008
  

       Sort of the exact opposite reading to that of The President Bush Intelligence Widget.
xenzag, Feb 09 2008
  

       Maybe there needs to be an iPod Touch obsoleteness indicator. The annoying thing is that I'm perfectly happy and satisfied with only 8GB on mine.
Ian Tindale, Feb 11 2008
  

       They also make serviceable tables for lap dancers.
BunsenHoneydew, Oct 02 2008
  
      
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