My new Mac Mini barely had any time to settle into its shipping box. I ordered it from the Apple Store Sunday evening, and by 9:oo AM Pacific, it was on a FedEx plane from Shenzen, China. By Tuesday afternoon it had made its way to Anchorage. Tuesday evening it was already in Oakland. As Wednesday dawned, it had made its way back to Portland, and was safely delivered here at 9:00 AM — a mere 48 hours after leaving another continent altogether.
Now if only I could get the postman to send my bubble mailers with that same sort of urgency!