30th December 2003 Archive
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What Quality Control?
Faithful Apple users plan to put Quality Control issues center stage at the MacWorld show in San Francisco next week, to highlight a problem that Apple refuses to acknowledge. iBook owners have been plagued by display problems and logic board failures this year; more than 300 have signed up for a potential class action suit. …
Mac Channel 30 Dec 2003, 21:41
Letters Enough goodness to go round?
Re:A Quantum Theory of Internet Value. Rather fatuously a couple of weeks ago, we proposed that the amount of Internet hype must remain constant over time. But is the information on offer getting better or worse? Here are some of your responses. I think you're right; you may even have understated the problem. A few points in …
Letters 30 Dec 2003, 23:10
Holiday sales rising
Consumers pumped the Internet during the holiday season, pushing online sales to record highs. From November 1 to December 12, online shoppers forked over more than $13 billion, excluding travel sales. This is a 46 percent jump over last year's total, and the revenue sum is sure to surge even higher after the last two weeks of …
Music and Media 30 Dec 2003, 23:22