Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Damn you, Jobs. Damn you to hell.



I don't really do very much at work.

Category: Computing and Web

16 comments:

  1. I suspected they'd save the big exciting stuff for April 1st, you just know they're going to do something crazy. But I didn't expect to be so "meh" about this one. iPod case? iPod hifi? Intel Mac mini? I... I *don't want* those things. I don't want them. Is there something wrong with me?

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  3. Report for reconditioning at your nearest Apple Store immediately. They will assist in your Jobononist reintegration.

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  4. Walking into an Apple Store is like walking into Heaven, it's all white and cloudy and magical. But it makes me feel unkempt and poor. Sometimes I just want to sit in the lecture section until I wet myself, and see if they clean me up with an iWipe. Enfold me in their loving embrace, where everything is shiny and uncluttered. And then when they're not looking, I'll steal every single item in the place.

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  5. There, that's better, isn't it? Now, take another look at these speakers. Never mind the dozens of other speaker add-ons for your iPod, these are the one's you want, aren't they? Aren't they? Yes, yes, that's right.

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  6. That deleted post above was from Woz, by the way. He had some very off-message things to say. It had to go.

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  7. I want those creature speaker things, they're nice. And an Airport Express so I can stream to the speakers. I have iPod Socks, they're the best case I've tried - easily slip on and offable, and I can use one for my phone too. I'm such an iWhore. I actually dreamed the other night that I had a new MacBook Pro.

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  8. I dreamed last night that I had to rescue a teenaged prostitute from a life of abuse aboard a giant, floating, steampunk brothel. It was quite the adventure.

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  9. I'm scared and confused. And slightly aroused.

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  10. That's pretty much my default state.

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  11. I too was underwhelmed, but luckily did not have any PTSD nightmares about the subject. (I did dream last night that I watched Brian Singer film a scene where Cap'n Crunch saves the X-men, but that's another story.)

    If I understand correctly, the reason we are supposed to have fun with the new mini is because it's supposed to hook up to a television and let mac run the center of our entertainment universe via Front Row.

    I'm all for letting mac run my entire life if possible (and one day it will be, god willing), but there's one big problem with the Front Row Home Entertainment Center.

    I like to mac while I watch TV. Until the mini can run Final Draft AND Veronica Mars at the same time, I have no use for it.

    Until then, I shall go to the heavenly mac store and dream the lovely dream...

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  12. - Until the mini can run Final Draft AND Veronica Mars at the same time, I have no use for it. -

    God, you must have an enormous monitor. Me and my 12 inch Powerbook are very jealous. To have more than one thing on the screen at a time...only in my wildest dreams (and you know what they're like).

    The mini's not for me anyway. If I was in the market for a new machine, I'd definitely go for the iMac.

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  13. My 12 inch iBook is jealous of your 12 inch Powerbook. I do have a ginormous monitor--at work, natch. At least I get to have a mac at work.

    I'm thinking more of this idea of connecting a mini to a TV, which perhaps is only a whimsical notion of my tiny brain, but I swear I read it somewhere.

    Apple touts Front Row as some kind of miracle, but to me there's a basic flaw: While I would love to run all my digital entertainment from the computer where it lives (with a remote no less), I never watch TV or listen to music without also surfing the net or writing at the same time. Or pretending to write, as the case may be.

    So until I can afford to own 2 computers--one to house and display my digital library and one to write on, I guess I'm SOL.

    Glad to know that there is more Appley goodness coming on April 1--hope springs eternal, no matter how many times Jobs disappoints. I'm a sucker for mac hype.

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  14. The thing is, you can't use the Mac Mini to watch TV, as there is no tuner included. So you're just as well off attaching it to a normal monitor to get your work done, and leaving the telly on in the background.

    Then you can leave the TV on, listen to iTunes, and write, like a twelfth-dan multi-tasker.

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  15. Sigh. Will my mac fantasies never come true?

    Damn you, Jobs! Indeed.

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