Macbook Air (2007-2016)

My laptop died…went, just like that, right in front of me.

One minute we were happily engaged, the next…kerplunk.

I raced to the Apple Store while he still had a pulse, and they tried everything to resuscitate, but alas, he was gone.

Macbook Air, 15inch, was no more.

We stood there like a family after asking for a moment of silence.  Like Mike the technician said, “9 years of faithful service, why, he deserves the Purple Heart.”

“And with only one battery change,” added Eva.  Poor Mac.  I wrapped him in my hoodie, placing him gently in my boat and tote before shopping for a replacement.

Like losing a pet, you honor it by getting another.

So, with my MasterCard on life-support, we now have a young’un in our midst.  Mac 11 inch purring like a kitten, is now up and running.  I told him all about his predecessor, the war hero he was who produced over 1300 blog essays, 3 eBooks, 100s of emails and a number of essays yet to see the light of day.

He’s a hard act to follow, I told Mac 11, as I changed the bandages on my MasterCard.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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20 Responses to Macbook Air (2007-2016)

  1. Hal & Kate says:

    Pretty funny, but not ! Hope this one last 20 years

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. May he rest in peace. Amen. I’m so sorry about his passing, but this was way too funny, Susannah. 😀

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  3. micklively says:

    Built-in obsolescence in a throw-away world. Once you’re hooked, there is no escape. Just wait to be reeled in again. They call it progress (all the way to the bank).

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  4. My laptop died after just six years, so you did well!

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  5. Lasted longer than my last desktop. I’m going to try a Mac when my Dell dies. It knows it so it’s been being very good.

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  6. skinnyuz2b says:

    I think Mick is right about the built-in obsolescence. Your trusty Mac bypassed the die-after-this-date command and continued to serve you well. I wonder how many human years equal one lap top year?
    I hope you were able to retrieve all your data, etc.

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  7. Elle Knowles says:

    Such a sense of humor you have Susannah, even when there’s a catastrophe! May you and Mac 11 have a long eventful life…~Elle

    Liked by 6 people

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