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Monday, July 30, 2001

Silver Button

I love the new Quicksilver G4s!—despite their apparent lack of an emergency CD-ROM pinhole, and an exposed, recessed speaker cone that is just BEGGING to be pushed! The new speaker design allows for better sound, unobstructed by any protective grille. But when unsuspecting Macworld attendees pushed that shiny silver "button", they ended up breaking the speaker. Unsound design, don't you think?

Monday, July 23, 2001

Between Jobs

Steve Jobs was notorious for his browbeating tactics, or so claim a handful of programmers who survived their boss's vigorous assault. Physical cruelty may seem like an unconventional method for encouraging employees to work overtime, but it certainly helped Apple pull ahead, full throttle.

Monday, July 16, 2001


iMacs sure have come a long way since the original Bondi Blue model introduced in 1998. First there were the fruitsstrawberry, tangerine, grape, lime, and blueberry. Then came Graphite , followed by the classier Sage, Indigo, Ruby, and Snow . Running out of color options, Apple fumbled with Blue Dalmation and Flower Power. I'm holding out for the Beige iMac.

Monday, July 9, 2001

Wild Eep

Ah, remember the simple days when our only choices for System alert sounds were Droplet, Indigo, Quack, Simple Beep, Sosumi, and Wild Eep? Today we can annoy our neighbors with a plethora of additional sounds, including ChuToy, Glass, Laugh, Logjam, Pong2003, Purr, Single Click, Submarine, Temple, Uh oh, Voltage, and Whit. And with SimpleSound you can even record your own alerts. Go wild!

Monday, July 2, 2001

Latest Buzz

In 1997, Apple celebrated their 20th anniversary with the release the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh. With it's innovative design, fancy Bose sound system, integrated audio tuner, and $10,000 price tag, you can imagine how upset some people were when the speakers started buzzing, making it impossible to enjoy their music. Alas, poor audiophiles with buzzing audio files.
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