Mac on Intel – The last transition… for a while


There’s of course a mix of shock, fear, anger, excitement, people pretending to be cool and blasé towards the whole thing, and the zombies walking around thinking, "my reality has just been distorted". Some very smart people are sitting in corners, rocking back and forth, saying to themselves, "how could Apple do this? Why? Why? Why? Well, here’s my two cents on why I would have done it if I was Apple or my name was Steve Jobs.

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Dashboard is a metaphor for what’s right and wrong at Apple

First, let me say Dashboard is cool, it’s sexy, it’s got neat transitions, and it is the number one selling feature of Tiger. Second, let me say Dashboard is crappy User Interface design, especially compared to what it could have been. The old Apple (before NeXT) would have been embarrassed to ever release anything this narrow in scope, and totally missing the bigger point.

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Security and the Mac

Are the Macs really secure? Probably not as secure as you think; but certainly more secure than Windows. This article goes into details about the what, when, how and why of Mac viruses and worms.

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eReport – the Cell Processor

IBM, Toshiba and Sony got together in 2001 to create an alliance for a new type of processor called the Cell Processor. This revolution could change the industry. Finally, they started giving out details, and will producing chips before the year is out. This report that details all the information I could gather about the design, and analyzing what it is likely to mean for Apple and the industry at large.

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Company Stores – Sausage and music

Wouldn’t it be great if you were a rock star? We have visions of fame and riches, women throwing themselves at you, luxuries and prima donnas. While the women throwing themselves at you part might be a perk, the music industry is a business, and it is not always a pretty one.

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Financial Happiness

I can’t guarantee you’ll become a millionaire by heeding my advice, but I think I can dramatically increase the odds of that happening.

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Taking stock of Apple

The other day, a friend (who was one of my professors) asked me if I thought she should buy some Apple stock. Ironic, since the same day my brother asked the same thing. Being that I’m a wordy sod, and she was one of my teachers in business school, I felt I not only had to give an answer, but explain and support my answer.

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Of Mac and Mini

Cheaper than any Apple II, more powerful than a Pentium, bundled with iLife, able to avoid most viruses in a singe bound — look on the desk, it’s a white coaster, it’s a squashed cube, no it’s mini-Mac — er Mac mini.

David K Every returns to the Mac web!

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The End of Shiavo

The Terri Shiavo story has been completely overplayed, and if you’re like me, you’re probably more than a little tired of it. The good

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Hanoi Jane speaks again

Jane Fonda is once again on the media stump, promoting her own agenda, and her own book. In one way, you’d think she learned

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The U.N. and American Business

I despise hypocrisy and double-standards. The nature of Americans is to seek fairness and justice. Many other cultures are far more tolerant of injustice,

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European Vacation

I just got back from a small European trip, and decided to pen a sort of diary of observations. A blathering, off topic, series

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European World Order

To understand world politics and the U.S, we must first understand what makes our political systems different. They are pretty basic and fundamental; that

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Apple Cell Service?

MacOS Rumors (http://www.macosrumors.com/20050523B.php), discussed Apple creating their own cell phone network. This is bizarre to me; the cell phone industry is a HIGHLY competitive

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Contrast in London

I often read many foreign papers after a major news event, just to see what their take on things is. NYT, Guardian, Le Monde

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Simple Simon Saint James

There was an article over at MacNet2 that a friend (known as Mark M) called my attention to, that was sort of the traditional

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Hiroshima

Every year or so, I hear some America basher, here or abroad, bring up the issue of Hiroshima and “the Bomb”. That the U.S.

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