“When Apple ditched the optical drive on the MacBook Air, maybe they weren’t predicting the future so much as living it,” Chris Maxcer writes for MacNewsWorld.

“What I’ve realized recently, as I was looking for CDs and DVDs to burn — the first, for a music CD, since I somehow broke the auxiliary audio in my pickup, and the second for a DVD slideshow of a wedding that I shot for a family member — I realized that I hadn’t used the optical drive for months and months. In fact, I could not remember when I had last used it,” Maxcer writes. “I truly had an emotional, irrational attachment to the drive.”

Maxcer writes, “Heck, in the laptop world, maybe only the people who really need optical drives are hoarders.”

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