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dream.20060404(b): DIY MacBook

by Rob Friesel

A MacBook Pro has arrived with my name on it.  Excited, I clear off some desk space to get it set up.  Carefully, I unwrap the box and ease the box open.  Cautiously and with gentle movements do I withdraw the interior styrofoam casing from the cardboard box.  And I flip that comparment open to reveal…  A “some assembly required” MacBook Pro.

Oh, it’s all there.  The outer case, the logic board, the LCD, the hard drive.  Everything.  Everything is just separated into individual anti-static bags.  Atomized and each piece to its own.  Rummaging through the box’s contents, I eventually find the assembly directions.  And quickly discover that it’s a DIY “some assembly required” edition of the new portable.

And I apparently need to supply my own screws.

I tear through the house looking for the right screws.  I disassemble eyeglasses and try those.  Nothing works.  And those evil bastards haven’t supplied any information on where to obtain those necessary fasteners.

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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