Hole in someone's head, maybe - after all, a simple spreadsheet to track something this basic or a reminder in a calendar with alerts with someone assigned to keep an eye on things would take care of things like this. They're lucky it wasn't held hostage...
I'm sure someone that spreadsheet with a calendar reminder, but then they probably got laid off and didn't bother give the info to anyone else.
What about government contractors?
"We have also never allowed access to our servers,"
So does Apple lease servers?
I mean, really: Emacs looks great in character mode and 80 columns. Why all this other faffing about?
Most people don't find ASCII pone all that exciting.
The MBA and MBP are both fine machines. My wife get's a computer that works most of the time. I get a computer with a bash shell on which I can do my thing. Neither have shown any tendency to falls apart, unlike every Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba and HP we've had.
I guess you haven't heard about all the 2011 MacBook Pros with failing GPUs. I have one and I swear I will never buy another Mac laptop again.
I use credit cards for 99% of my purchases. That way I avoid the issue of dealing with change and refilling on cash. I've never been held responsible for a fraudulent charge.
Plus using a credit card gives you 5% cashback for various categories of purchases.