I've already whined about this lousy brand-new computer and its inability to take and hold a proper charge. It was plugged in all night, and has been plugged in again here at the GM stand for an hour - and it is still sitting at just 12 percent capacity.
And it just occurred to me - this thing is powered by a lithium-ion battery, exactly the same technology (albeit on a smaller scale) that all the car companies seem to think will be powering the car of the future.
Based on my computer experience this week, I'd say - not likely, mate.
I've already used the line about liars, damned liars and battery engineers.
GM has just announced that the battery supplier for their Chevrolet Volt will be LG, the Korean conglomerate. I hope they get it figured out.
Yesterday, Bob Lutz, GM vice-president, recounted the story of how he was an 'early adopter', buying a battery-powered scooter. On one ride, he found himself ten miles from home - with a dead battery. A phone call to a friend brought a gigantic V8-powered pick-up truck to haul the thing back home.
Now, that's environmentally-friendly.
And, I suspect, a harbinger.