Everyone who has been following the life of the MacBook knows all about the heat issues that have plagued us MacBook users. My contribution to this is that i think my black MacBook seems to be getting hotter as it ages! As I type this, my computer is running at almost 70 degrees celsius, with fans running at almost 5000 rpm - the only program I am running is Safari and my computer has been on for almost 10 minutes. if I dare to watch video on my Mac, it goes into overdrive. The fans will reach 6200 rpm in a matter of minutes and temp will stay constant at 72 deg. I'd be lucky to get 20mins of battery life. My computer is about 18 months old. I don't remember this happening in my MacBook's younger months. The effect of all this is that I can now get little more than an hour out of my battery. CoconutBattery now reports that my battery's life capacity is a mere 45%. I'm not sure if the connection between heat and battery life has been documented, but I would be highly skeptical of any claims that there wasn't a link. Also, my Hard Drive died at about 14 months. hmmm. I know hard drives die, but this quickly? Can I blame the heat and fans for this as well? Clearly, a more active fan is a band-aid solution to this hot problem. This is the sixth Mac that I have owned and I have never known a Mac to have these sort of heat issues. Has anyone else experienced an *increasingly* hot MacBook?