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The Mac Shipped ’round the World!

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So, I’m in San Francisco, and Apple HQ is just a ways down the peninsula.  So, what happens when you order a laptop through their store?  It ships from the factory in China to the Philipines, and then to Alaska.  Well, Philipines seems a bit of a detour, and Alaska seems a bit more indirect, but then it is flown to Indiana where it is inspected by customs.  From Indianapolis it is a straight shot to San Francisco.

On the one hand I am enchanted by the globe-trotting nature of the Macintosh computer.  On the other hand, I wonder how much jet fuel is being wasted by flying products from hub to hub to hub to hub in this manner.  Maybe fossil fuel is still too cheap.

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