Sometimes it pays to be lucky. I just slipped the iBook into its protective sleeve and placed it the styrofoam cradle. I had no idea that I would earn extra points for my packing prowess:
Extra points: the sleeve was correctly put on the iBook so the sticker was up and facing the customer. Stunning.
Steve notes that he had some trepidation about a 12-inch iBook. Me, I’m a big fan of the 12-inch form factor. I might change my mind if Apple gave the 14-inch iBook a different keyboard or a higher resolution LCD. But as things are, I’d save my money and get the 12-inch iBook.