However, I do wonder about the airflow
The floor of the case above forms the roof of the case below when mounted in a rack. Airflow problem solved. IIRC, Google was the first to implement this.
Umm... tiling window managers have been around longer than non-tiling ones. You can blame apple for making windows overlappable. The 'task-oriented layout' is nothing new or innovative - see wmii, awesome, xmonad, dwm, etc. etc. (even fluxbox, with its 'tabs', actually) for examples of modern X11 window managers that offer similar functionality, plus much more...
Personally, I started using wmii a few months back and haven't looked back since.
I fail to see how the 'Government is holding them down', when they _know_ (or at least have the means to find out) how much they will be taxed, but still decide to drive themselves further into debt.
In fact, I'm surprised that no-one has come up with a case in which all parts have a natural frequency that does not coincide with the speeds of modern hard disks, such that the case will vibrate with HDDs, but not resonate, which is where most sound problems (the reason for damping in the first place) come from.