Accelerate Your Mac points out a quiet little press release from LG.Philips that might point to larger LCD displays from Apple come January...

»plink« · December 20, 2001

Think Same!

Animation of an iMac morphing into a Future Power Windows machine that &quotsays" Hello (again) ((again)), and then shows the Blue Screen of Death. It's a laugh riot, really...

You remember Future Power? They brought "innovative" iMac styling to the PC. Despair, inc. [via Ken] parodied this in a brilliant press release, and kindly provided the animation to the right.

You should also check out their Demotivators series. Conformity is especially applicable to Future Power, along with others who seek to imitate Apple rather than innovate...

»plink« · December 20, 2001


I'll be taking time off work for Christmas and New Years, so my blogging may be more sporadic. Then again, it could stay the same or even pick up. Just thought I'd let you know.

Not that it was helpful, or anything...

»plink« · December 20, 2001

Something's coming...

Flat panel iMac? Apple Branded PDA? or some other "digital lifestyle appliance" that Jobs and Co. have determined that we can't live without.

Whatever it is, January 7, 2002 is going to be an interesting day...

»plink« · December 18, 2001

iPod doesn't make the grade?

Oh, it's just a Windows user whining 'cause he can't use the cool gadget with his (inferior) computer...


»plink« · December 18, 2001

Charles the Right

Although this is an article in Charles Moore's excellent Road Warrior series about PowerBooks, you won't find mention of one in this article. Instead you will find an informative a reasoned explanation of why Charles considers himself a conservative.

And you'll see where I fall in my comment on the article...

»plink« · December 18, 2001

Combo Drives in TiBooks - Standard!

So Apple has made slot loading DVD/CD-R combo drives standard in the PowerBook G4. And they've announced it today. With 3 weeks left before the MacWorld San Francisco keynote. That is slated to take 2 and one half hours.

What will Steve be talking about for so long?

»plink« · December 17, 2001

Worth printing...

...and reading and re-reading. Owen Briggs' Design Rant and Curt Cloninger's Understanding the Web as Media.

»plink« · December 13, 2001

iPod Mania [updated!]

The iPod Lounge and join iPod Hacks as new iPod focused web sites, and Apple scours the 'net (so we don't have to), to bring us links to the myriad articles giving positive reviews to the wonderful (if expensive) mp3 player/firewire hard drive that we all have come to know and love as, the iPod...

»plink« · December 11, 2001

Fire? Ha! We Scoff At Fire

Several years ago I was doing a workshop at a school, and a pipe burst directly over a row of Macs, flooding them in a matter of seconds. This happened just a few hours before the workshop was to begin. Tech support came out with hair dryers and once dry, each machine booted without any data loss.

Today Jack, over at As the Apple Turns, points to a story on a Spanish site about a G3 tower that survived a fire. This image shows the G3, melted case and all, happily booting up. There are more pictures on the site.

And if you don't speak Spanish, here's the Babelfish translation (to English...)

»plink« · December 11, 2001

Flat panel iMac?

Check it out quick, before Apple legal gets to it...

»plink« · December 10, 2001

Apple links of interest...

»plink« · December 07, 2001

Just in Time Innovation?

Damien points out this great article from Low End Mac debunking the poorly researched article from NewsFactor that wonders if Apple can keep up its Just in Time Innovation. Read them all, and don't miss the reader feedback either.

The only thing I have to add is that these innovations from Apple that seem to appear "Just in Time" actually take quite a bit of R&D time to develop, and should hardly be characterized as such...

»plink« · December 07, 2001

We have a winner!

That's me - Mark N. from Tucson, AZ...

»plink« · December 07, 2001


Today this showed up in my email. Twice.


»plink« · December 05, 2001

IT/Ginger is more than just a scooter

Dean Kamen would be happy with my response. His new Segway Human Transporter is more than a cool scooter. I can see the possibilities for it. I at least want to try one.

But I'm afraid I'd have a hard time not putting the money down for one once I did. That is if I had $3 grand burning a hole in my pocket..

»plink« · December 03, 2001