Partying with the Macbook Air

It’s 9:30 PM, Saturday night. I am at a swanky New Haven, Connecticut party. The condo building is a an old industrial structure renovated into a hip urban, contemporary, retro-industrial living space. The apartment comes complete with walls of mixed bare brick, drywall, exposed infrastructure, tasteful, artistic lighting and elegant furniture.
My wife and I are here to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday. We’re surrounded by terrific people, good friends and a fantastic live band. Then I spotted it, the husband’s gift to the birthday girl- a MacBook Air. I hadn’t seen one up close and personal yet. “Can I play with it?” I asked, mumbling under my breath that she knows I am the “computer geek in the room”. She laughs and agrees.
So here I sit in the corner of a dimly lit, great place surrounded by good people, music and food and I am blogging away on the new machine… this is bad. But, that said, I had to tell you all about this slick machine. It is well designed, I like the button response, the weight, display and sleek lines. In classic Apple fashion, it is a terrific combination of art and function. The only negative is the super-small keypad. There are a few too little function keys for my taste, but that’s a minor price to pay for such a cool machine.
Okay, enough from me now. I need to get back to visiting with some great folks before everyone starts pointing and laughing at me. Oh yeah, and by the way, Happy Birthday Ayana!

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Ben Lichtenwalner

Ben Lichtenwalner is the founder and principal of Modern Servant Leader and Radiant Forest, LLC. He has studied and promoted servant leadership awareness and adoption for over 20 years. He is the author of 2 leadership books and has 2 decades of corporate management and leadership experience. His corporate experience spans CIO, VP, Director, and many management roles at Fortune 500, INC 500, and Nonprofits. Ben’s education includes a B.S. in Management Science & Information Systems from Penn State University and an MBA from Lehigh University. Ben's Full Profile Here: About Ben Lichtenwalner

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