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Monday, April 22, 2002

Chiat Daze

As spoken by Richard Dreyfuss in Apple's Think Different ad campaign: 
"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or villify them...about the only thing you can't do is ignore them, because they change things, they push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do." 
What's that Albert Einstein and Bob Dylan are smoking? Probably something different. 

In memory of Jay Chiatcofounder of Apple's longtime ad agency, Chiat/Day, who passed away on April 23, 2002

Sunday, April 14, 2002


Apple has been incorporating music and videos by the band Barenaked Ladies since their music video The Old Apartment from their album Born On A Pirate Ship was included as a QuickTime sample on the Mac OS 8 System Install CD.  BNL have also contributed to the included playlist bundled with iTunes, and have even appeared in Apple's iTunes television commercial Rip.Mix.Burn.  Just how Apple has managed to wrangle so many songs from BNL remains a mystery, but I'm guessing they are favorites from Steve Jobs's personal collection.

Sunday, April 7, 2002

Rejects, Part 2


Apple may have abandoned their fun color schemes, and the CRT iMac all together.  But we at Macboy have managed to uncover some more of the unique iMac themes that never made it to market.  For some reason Lime prevailed as the zestiest citrus flavor—apparently no one wanted a Lemon for a computer.  And people preferred their pure Snow iMacs before Blue Dalmations—obviously a cuddlier breed than the proposed Pitbull—marked their territory in iMac history.  And while Beige may no longer be a color in the spectrum of Apple's rainbow, it will always be in our hearts.

Tuesday, April 2, 2002


Macboy Fan strikes again!  I couldn't have said it better myself, so read the analogy below ... 
(Extension) Conflicts! Where is Conflict Catcher when you need it?  
Maybe if they upgraded to Mac OS X, they could do away with all kinds of (extension) conflicts for good. It should also prevent random (system) bombs from appearing and doing damage.  
If they wanted to stay with Mac OS 9, I would suggest deleting the (hard disk) partitions and doing a clean (system) install.  Getting a package like Rewind is useful too, just in case you need to quickly uninstall a piece of software that just caused another conflict.  
Seriously I hope they do something soon.  I am ashamed to call myself a member of the human race at the moment.  The same rules that apply with Macs apply with people.  If you have conflicts everything crashes and bombs. But when you resolve those conflicts, you have harmony, the most stable Mac and the greatest place to live on the planet.  
Who doesn't want that?
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