I didn't see this topic elsewhere and thought that it was worth commenting on.
Apple announced (a couple weeks back?) that they will quit making computers with built in 56k telephone modems. This is the end of an era, as was the time that they dropped floppy disks.
At first I thought that this was a negative development, but now I'm not sure. It won't help to sell low end mac's to the masses (e.g. the Mac Mini, iMac), as thrifty folks may prefer cheaper access.