Celeb spills beans on new Apple notebook
Hip hop star confirms machine to be announced at Macworld
Rumours abound that hip hop star Just Blaze has told all about Apple's much talked-about sub-notebook, after he was promised one for performing at a recent Apple Christmas party. The mystery machine is allegedly to be announced at Macworld in January...
Speculation about the sub-notebook itself isn't new, we reported on the latest rumours regarding this back in July.
However, according to website boygeniusreport, Mr Blaze was one of several music celebrities who performed live at the company-sponsored music event for Apple's employees. In exchange for their work, each artist was promised a free notebook that will be unveiled at the Macworld expo in San Francisco.
The story has yet to be confirmed by secondary sources, but it certainly ties into reports from CNBC and analysts that Apple is likely to launch a Mac sub-notebook at the event that will be thinner than existing designs and use Flash storage in place of a hard disk.
Joe: "Right tool for the job"
I've heard the "right tool for the job"-logic time and time again, even from Linus Torvalds himself..
But it's just WRONG, *especially* coming from the guy that made Linux, the broadest collection of software made by people who did NOT use this "best tool for the job" reasoning but rather preferred to make their own tools instead of just running Windows plus the respective programs and be done with it!
Mplayer, VLC, Thunderbird, Firefox, ffmpeg and countless other successful and great FOSS-projects would NEVER have been made if everyone just always used "the right tool for the job" logic!...
And there's another thing to keep in mind: I always say, that for everyone using Windows without even LOOKING at alternatives, there has to be someone who deliberately does NOT use Windows, even when it may be the best tool for the job - Just to keep the balance and competition! ;-)
Hopefully it'll be the rumoured UMPC that looks like an outsized iPod Touch. And hopefully it'll be possible to use Boot Camp to get Windows Tablet Edition running on it. And hopefully my missus will have some kind of breakdown and let me buy one instead of flooring the loft.
I expect to see something quite revolutionary in terms of UI. ie, keyboard and mouse and touchscreen. It's no coincidence that Apple are weening users off tactile feedback of input devices, coupled with the mighty mouse and latest keyboards, coupled with the iPhone's touchscreen implementation, you can see where it's all leading.
Hmm, a sub-notebook with solid state storage? That's a lot of interest in taking an Eeeeeeee PC, sticking a slightly-nibbled Granny Smith on the lid and spraying it silver.
Where's the icon with the Eeeeeeee PC bird when you need one?
PS: If hip-hop is a broad church, what would it take to get the doors locked and for it to go on fire?
> Now if Apple releases one, all that might change. Lots of those
> people out there with no idea what they're talking about will probably
> proclaim that Apple's device is the stuff of legends, handed down
> from god(s), etc. It's got a reasonably good chance of selling well
> just because it acts like an iPhone and has that signature Leopard
> background image.
All the usual MacFreak stuff that makes us hate them so much :) I wonder if Paris Hilton has a Mac?
UMPCs look snazzy but are expensive and it isn't really clear what you'd actually do with one, to me anyways. Apple will do what they always do, release something that does only half of what UMPCs already released do, charge twice the price, market it like daft as the ultimate device that you simply just HAVE to kil for and even mainstream news will cover it.
Course it would be nice if they read the market release an iTablet at slightly more than the cost of a cheap laptop that isn't that limited in function and actually earn the kudos they always seem to get for being smug, but I don't see it happening, do you?