Apple's MacBook: Hot Enough To Fry An Egg

It may be, however, that the site originally hosting the pi

Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility

July 14, 2006

1 Min Read

No really, it is. At least it sure looks that way from this picture of someone cooking an egg on a MacBook.

Unfortunately, the source link provided from the Unofficial Apple Weblog returns a page that doesn't contain the cited post or picture. So perhaps some skepticism is in order.

It may be, however, that the site originally hosting the picture can't handle the traffic. That's a pretty common occurrence when small sites get noticed in the blogosphere.

This screenshot of an Intel Core Duo running at 153 degrees Fahrenheit certainly makes computer-top cuisine seem possible.I can report from personal experience that the MacBook Pro can't really be used as a laptop without an insulating layer, like a thick magazine between lap and computer. I recommend one of those 600-page wedding magazines or a Webster's dictionary for maximum comfort.

Before you try this at home, it may be worth noting that Whole Foods advises cooking food at 165 degrees Fahrenheit or higher to kill bacteria. So you'll probably need to fire up a processor-intensive application to preheat your cooking surface.

About the Author(s)

Thomas Claburn

Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility

Thomas Claburn has been writing about business and technology since 1996, for publications such as New Architect, PC Computing, InformationWeek, Salon, Wired, and Ziff Davis Smart Business. Before that, he worked in film and television, having earned a not particularly useful master's degree in film production. He wrote the original treatment for 3DO's Killing Time, a short story that appeared in On Spec, and the screenplay for an independent film called The Hanged Man, which he would later direct. He's the author of a science fiction novel, Reflecting Fires, and a sadly neglected blog, Lot 49. His iPhone game, Blocfall, is available through the iTunes App Store. His wife is a talented jazz singer; he does not sing, which is for the best.

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