Something ALL OEMs should ship with new PCs

Apple ships something with the MacBook Air that I think ALL OEMs should ship with new PCs. Want to have a guess what it is?

Apple ships something with the MacBook Air that I think ALL OEMs should ship with new PCs. Want to have a guess what it is?

Give up? OK then, here it is:

A single USB key containing everything needed to reinstall the software on the system. So far, I'm not aware of any OEM that does this.

It's such a simple and simplifying alternative to piles of CD and DVDs, or worse still, having to rely on the integrity of a recovery partition. It's so simple in fact that I can't understand why consumers put up with anything less these days.

I know us geeks can put together a flash drive with the OS and software on it, but I'm talking about something that helps those who can't perform such miracles.