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permlink The big Apple announcement??

Found at Apple's new thing, apparently: Apple's New Core [TIME Canada, apparently breaking an embargo. Bad newsmagazine!]
...the new iMac is built around a flat-panel display. But instead of taking up precious desk space like a typical flat monitor, the iMac's screen floats in the air, attached to a jointed, chrome-pipe neck.
It has a G4 and will sell from $1299 to $1899. (The high end will have a DVD burner and iDVD! Not a bad price point for that...) There's a picture on their home page right now (for how long?). I'm not interested in one personally (I'm very happy with my Titanium) but it does look pretty cool. It sure doesn't qualify as 'where no PC has gone before', though, so maybe there's still something left under wraps even after this massive leak. permlink     2 comment(s)  
I was disappointed to see that the new iMac has USB 1.1 ports, instead of using the newer USB 2.0 technology. Does Apple have any support of USB 2.0 at all? They don't see a point in competiting with FireWire, I suppose. I like the look of the new iMac, but it would suffer some when actually hooked up to power and the rest of equipment, unlike in the marketing photos I've seen so far. It supports up to 1GB of memory. Got to like that. I have to say that the hype and/or leak issues don't bother/excite me either way. ;-)
      ...posted by Randolph Penn on January 8, 2002 10:17 AM
oh man! do I want one of these! the combination of the tiny footprint, the RW CD drive, and the overall coolness (combined with severe affordability) are almost enough to lure me into facing the hassle of getting all my peripherals and other complicated issues to work with it...... (and I thought the cube was tempting...)
      ...posted by rf on January 10, 2002 11:08 AM
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permlink segway not It?

Via Segway News: ...Doubts about 'It': [NY Times]
Robert Metcalfe, the co-inventor of the Ethernet office networking standard, who is a friend of Mr. Kamen, told me via e- mail: "Some months ago when speculation was running high, I said that Kamen's It was more important than the Internet, but not as important as cold fusion, had cold fusion worked out. The It I was talking about, which I did not disclose, was NOT Segway. That's all I can say."

permlink explanation

Been busy offline... got some stuff to catch up on posting! One reason I've been slow to post is that Greymatter has a habit of crashing when I try to post; my guess is it's from either a bug or a resource limitation on my Pair account. When your weblogging tool doesn't work quite right, it's harder to get up the energy to work around it all the time... Anyhow, for this among other reasons I'll be looking into Movable Type as a replacement this week; I've heard good things about it and they seem to be enthusiastically maintaining it. permlink  

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