... and if you leave them with the "free market", they are subject to profiteering. In the US today, electricity (public utility) is much *more* reliable, and affordable than Internet connectivity (private) is. So, I'm sorry, but your ideas don't really hold up in reality.
You shouldn't look at gadgets while driving. It's dangerous and stupid. Look at a map, BEFORE YOU GO SOMEWHERE. If you have to use a gadget, pull the fuck over. Fuck this stupid map feature that apparently encourages dangerous behavior.
I don't care about the thinness. That's kind of the point of most comments on this article. Very few people are willing to trade function for... what.... "thinness"? I was going to say form vs function, but the thinness isn't really about form or function.
I was one of them, and that's a good part of the reason why neither me or my company uses Apple products. They're not particularly useful in our work environment, where we do need these various I/O options from time to time.