No, it’s not the punchline to a joke. It’s real: Dell laptop explodes at Japanese conference.
As the article, illustrated with photos of a brightly burning laptop, helpfully points out, “It is only a matter of time until such an incident breaks out on a plane.” And it even more helpfully concludes, “In light of the evidence, however, we’d suggest you avoid actually using a laptop on your lap.”
I’m gonna get me a Dell!! (And send it to a deserving enemy).
Maybe Central Command should buy a bunch of Dells and leave them on the streets of Baghdad.