<p>This news tidbit imade me laugh really hard. Check it out:</p>
The suspiciously thin, port-free laptop sends airport security into a tizzy, until cooler heads prevail. Maybe it's time for some tech briefings at the TSA, no?</p>
<p>On his blog, programmer Michael Nygard (by way of the Unofficial Apple Weblog) writes that during a recent trip through the airport, his solid-state MacBook Air stopped TSA agentspuzzled by its lack of rear-facing ports or a standard hard drivein their tracks. </p>
<p>Nygard said the agents put him and his suspicious "device" in a holding cubicle as security staffers huddled nearby, looking at X-ray printouts of the sinister-looking Air and scratching their heads.</p>
<p>A younger TSA agentwho, apparently, was aware of Apple's newest laptoptried explaining to the group that the Air uses solid-state memory in place of a traditional hard drive. The senior staffer, however, was still reluctant to let it go: "New products on the market? They haven't been TSA approved. Probably shouldn't be permitted," Nygard writes.</p>
<p>Finally, after booting up the Air and running a program, the agents let Nygard go, he saidbut only after he'd missed his flight.
<p>Macbook Air: 2 grand. Seeing the expressions on the TSA agents' faces: priceless.</p>