Let's concede the first and most important point: The $1,799 MacBook Air from Apple Inc. is really thin and really light. At its thickest, the computer is 0.76 inches, slimming down to an amazing 0.16 inches. It weighs only 3 pounds, and that's less than half the heft of the 17-inch MacBook Pro that's in my office.
• Bethesda asset-management company American Capital Strategies said it invested $66 million in Avalon Laboratories Inc., a California biological research company.
The formal introduction last week of Microsoft Corp.'s Office for Mac 2008 brought with it new versions of the Excel spreadsheet, as well as the PowerPoint graphics program used daily in millions of presentations worldwide.
LAS VEGAS — Local television broadcasters will soon be able to deliver programming such as news, weather and sports to cell phones, navigation systems, laptops and other portable devices, LG Electronics Inc. and Harris Corp. said yesterday.
Yes, we know that trying to forecast anything about the future — the weather, the outcome of an election, where hemlines will end up — is foolhardy and fraught with peril. Take these with several grains of a salt, and perhaps a margarita, too.