MacWorld blessed the world with new Apple goodness last week. I’m sure you have seen the commercials or the web-hype surrounding the MacBook Air. My wife a noted technophobe simply said “wow” when she saw the Air for the first time yesterday evening. I’ve got to say that I agree. From a purely aesthetic point of view there is a simplistic elegance to the Air that is unmistakeable.
Unfortunately, this will likely lead a good number of C-level types into a frenzy of buying. Please note, I said “unfortunately”. Last week I posted on the absence of viable whole disk encryption for the Mac. The last thing a corporation needs is some executive toting around a shiny new toy that holds gobs of unencrypted confidential data. Heck the MacBook Air practically comes with a steal me sign. It’s the hottest new toy from Apple and is ripe for the pluckin’. While the Air is certainly pretty, I must say that I would have been more impressed if Apple would rethink its security strategy.