|No Short-Term Whatchamacallit
||[Aug. 24th, 2006|12:41 pm]
Apple has announced a battery recall for certain models of laptop, including the iBook G4 which I own. The article doesn't mention serial numbers, it just says batteries manufactured by Sony are affected. (And the Apple website is currently down.)|
So I figured I'd check my battery to see if it said Sony and, while I was at it, get the serial number for later. So I pull my laptop and power cable out of my carrying bag; by plugging the laptop in, I think you can remove the battery without the computer losing power.
I get the laptop upside down on my desk and get a coin for the little battery locking mechanism. Twist that, pop the battery out, record the serial number printed in little squint-inducing gray type.
Those of you with working memories have already deduced what comes next. I look down and, coiled idly on the floor below my desk, is my power cord.
I really worry about what I'll be like at retirement age. Life will be a voyage of constant discovery.