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Steve Jobs MacBook Air

The new MacBook Air doesnt include a DVD slot.

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Remember the floppy disk? I'm willing to bet Steve Jobs does. I'm also willing to bet he remembers when he killed it.

It was 1998, to be precise, and the murder weapon was the new iMac, a computer that was missing the then-standard internal floppy drive.

Last month Mr. Jobs rang the final death knell for another piece of technology: optical discs like DVDs and CDs.

For this execution, his weapon of choice is the new MacBook Air, with a little extra help from the iTunes store, of course.

From The New York Times
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