i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
hey, the new apple portables only have one usb port. i guess i can't complain: they now come standard w/ bluetooth, airport, firewire 800, and audio in. with usb printer sharing in the airport, i guess that's not so bad. remind me i said this. and heck, it's not like i'm going to get to buy one anytime soon.
but speaking of which, it looks like airport extreme has been underplayed: besides being faster, compatible w/ 802.11b and offering usb printer sharing, there's a dial-in feature, support for LEAP and RADIUS, and support for wireless bridging. plus, there are peripherals! it supports directional or omnidirectional antenna extender. and it's cheaper than it used to be. i (heart) airport. :)
the bad news: they're using a different (smaller) card, and so it doesn't look like you can upgrade an "older" powerbook or ibook to airport extreme. at least, apple doesn't look like they're making one: maybe someone else will?