Imagine working along on a laptop only to have it end up catching fire. Yeah, to point out what a bad day this would create is beyond obvious. Apparently Toshiba is the latest laptop vendor to jump on board with the “bursting into flames” problem.

This, of course, has turned into a massive recall in which a number of Toshiba laptops are being sent back out of fear of potential for problems with that whole catching on fire issue. Kind of a big deal.

It’s clear that despite heat being a fact of life with computers, there need to be some massive changes as to how these heat issues are to be dealt with in the laptop world. In the PC tower world, water cooling was all the rage for a while; it’s too bad something like it couldn’t be worked out for notebooks in the near future.