Front and Center
Here we have a view of the business end of the Pismo - a veritable cornucopia of ports. The two scantly used Firewire ports are front and center - well, center at least.
In contrast, we see the very humble ports that adorn the MacBook Air (inset). The right-hand port appears to be the port for external devices, which you will be using quite a bit if you plan to use cutting-edge devices such as CD/DVD players and the like. There is one USB and audio, which will do nicely for most of us.