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Monday, January 28, 2002

New iMac Plant

Steve Jobs told head designer, Jonathan Ive, that he wanted the new iMac to "look like a sunflower."  Considering Jobs's college studies in pharmacopoeial flora, we're surprised that the plant he chose was not something more inspiring. 

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Monday, January 7, 2002

Little Buddy

Sit right back and you'll hear a tale—a tale of a mysterious Apple server at!  In November 2000, several people noticed that their Macs were connecting to the elusive server, but no one knew why.  Some speculated that the IP address was used for data mining, allowing Apple to surreptitiously collect personal information from unsuspecting customers.  Others wondered if the legend of Gilligan's Island was true, and if the motley crew of castaways had somehow constructed a server from coconuts and sticks.  The truth was much less interesting:   Apple's Setup Assistant used the server to transmit registration information.

Wednesday, January 2, 2002

Big News

Well, I'm glad to say that Steve Jobs had much more interesting announcements than a new goatee for his Macworld San Francisco 2002 keynote speech.  In fact, a clean-shaven Jobs made a bevy of announcements, including a brand new flat panel LCD iMaciPhoto, a more robust iBook, and much more.  Mr. Jobs made no promise or mention of a GHz range G4 processor, though, to avoid being labeled a bald-faced liar.

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