Air Apparent: It’s been years since I bought a new laptop. And it appears that my stubborn insistence on waiting for a new version of the MacBook Air has finally paid off. Analysts are busy assessing the market conditions that led to the new machine, but longtime readers know it was spurred by my open letter to Apple.

+ “In the midst of this crisis, a dystopian industry has emerged: Entrepreneurs from less-polluted countries are turning clean air into a commodity.” A growing number of entrepreneurs are capitalizing on China’s air pollution crisis by selling bottled air.

+ “Police and the bomb squad investigated the package, which contained a cassette tape by the band Journey.” (So there’s still, I suppose, a risk of a sonic boom…)