Marco Ament on The MacBook Air Backlit Keyboard

“But I doubt that the backlit keyboard was dropped for power or cost reasons (at least, I hope it wasn’t). A more likely explanation might be that it was simply too thick.”

We talked about this in the DadCast Episode 26, Marco’s explanation is somewhat valid, LED are very small and power friendly so I can’t see it taking up that much room either. It does seem like this is an obvious oversight.