Conan O’Brien: Experts say a Mac fire is just like a PC fire, except it’s more hip and condescending

“Apple has issued a recall on several models of Mac laptops because the battery can overheat and catch fire. Experts say a Mac fire is just like a PC fire, except it’s more hip and condescending,” Conan O’Brien said recently on his TV show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.”

Cached version of the Late Night website with Conan’s quip here.

MacDailyNews Take: Good one, Conan!

MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s discontinued iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 models are the two Apple products affected by this battery recall. Those models – which used lithium-ion batteries – have since been replaced by the lithium-polymer battery-powered MacBook and MacBook Pro products respectively.

Apple products affected:
Computer model name – Battery model number – Battery serial numbers
12-inch iBook G4 – A1061 – ZZ338 – ZZ427, 3K429 – 3K611, 6C519 – 6C552 ending with S9WA, S9WC or S9WD
12-inch PowerBook G4 – A1079 – ZZ411 – ZZ427, 3K428 – 3K611
15-inch PowerBook G4 – 3K425 – 3K601, 6N530 – 6N551 ending with THTA, THTB, or THTC, 6N601 ending with THTC

More info: Battery Exchange Program iBook G4 and PowerBook G4

Related MacDailyNews articles:
Feds clear Apple MacBook Pro batteries of safety defects – August 24, 2006
Dell issues largest safety recall in history: 4.1 million laptop batteries due to fire threat – August 14, 2006
Apple initiates worldwide 15-inch MacBook Pro battery exchange program – July 31, 2006

42 Comments

  1. Actually, it IS a good one (unless you’re “touchy”).
    I sent this to MDN a few days ago, but you’ll note it’s also repeated in Time Magazine this week (page where they repeat comedian’s offerings. I don’t know why.)

    But then again, there are people who seriously report on what Jon Stewert says about politics.

  2. Not saying it’s not a good joke. I just don’t find any of the late night talk show hosts to be funny anymore. Letterman, Leno or Conan. I think they’d do well to have a guest host system where they got someone in for a week at a time that had a new and fresh take on stuff.

  3. I think they’d do well to have a guest host system where they got someone in for a week at a time that had a new and fresh take on stuff.

    They did that briefly last year when Letterman was out for a few weeks with shingles. Vince Vaughn, Kelsey Grammer and even Paul Schaeffer (among others) guest-hosted. It was fun.

  4. “But then again, there are people who seriously report on what Jon Stewert says about politics.”

    Because absurdity is funny. And mostly he just lets the politicians speak for themselves, and usually they are fountains of absurdity.

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