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Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Fat Panel iMac

At Macworld Expo Tokyo 2002, Apple announced that, for the first time, they would be raising the price of their new iMac by $100.  Usually the price of computers drops over time, but due to increased manufacturing costs, Apple was left with few choices ...

Monday, March 18, 2002

Identity Crisis

What Macboy Fan said ... 
The Power Mac 4400 (aka Performa 4400 and Power Mac 7220 in some international markets) was one of Apple's attempts at creating a cheaper computer to attact the price focused customer.  
Although they had all the usual ports and connections, you couldn't help but notice that something was different about this computer.  The floppy disk drive was on the left hand side (the only time this has ever been done), and it had a very basic metal enclosure.  
If you hadn't seen the Apple logo on the front you could almost be forgiven for thinking you were looking at a wintel box.  Well you would have been close, they were all built for Apple by Acer Computer in Tawian.  The internal and external design was very close to an Acer's desktop at that time.    
The front bezel was the only thing that looked designed in Cupertino. 
No wonder this poor Mac is confused!

Sunday, March 10, 2002


For the first time in eighteen years, Steve Jobs rescheduled his Keynote Address one day earlier at MacWorld San Francisco 2002.  While the last-minute change of date inconvenienced hundreds of attendees, Jobs promised that his announcement would make it worth the trouble.  Many people speculated that Apple would be announcing a new PDA, rumored to be named iWalk.  In reality, the big news turned out merely to be a funny looking iMac.

Monday, March 4, 2002

Cross Platform

Typical situation: A large corporation has 10,000 PCs for accounting, and only ten Macs in the graphics department.  Does this company hire an IT staff who can support both PC and Mac? Of course not! They'd rather have a PC tech break the Macs during a session of ignorant troubleshooting. 

That's when you should call Macboy.

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