MacBook Air arrives in stores — what took so long?

Two weeks after it was introduced, the MacBook Air is now on display at the local Apple Store for you to play with. But why did it take two weeks for models to go on display? Apple has been taking preorders on the MacBook Air since moments after Steve Jobs finished his keynote at Macworld, but unless you were at the show, you couldn't actually see one until this week.

Apple has enough MacBook Airs to give away to celebrities, but not enough to put one in each Apple Store — or even the flagships, like the big store at One Stockton Street? Such is the confidence Jobs has in the Apple brand: Would-be purchasers had to buy this mystical laptop sight unseen.