I am now typing this on my Air with the lid closed connected to my external IBM keyboard and a Samsung monitor. Two trips to the Apple store to get the correct dongle* to connect the VGA monitor to the Mini DVI port and voila, I am in business. What a relief. Not only will this keyboard and monitor get some use instead of sitting around collecting dust, but I can type on a decent keyboard and look at a nice big screen. I am content and will probably start moving most everything over to this thing. I have some issues yet to resolve though, for example, I am still trying to figure out how to view/edit photos in some fashion. Haven’t yet loaded any software of any note on it either. So, we shall see.
* Dongle: Nowadays it seems to be defined as some external security device, but in the old days it was meant as simply anything sort of thing that connected to the computer. The ArchaeoWife thinks it’s the funniest word ever.