Battle of the Bands: Gates vs. Jobs. For my part, I much prefer a world in which people are understood as creative, active participants, not simply passive viewers/consumers.
is starting today, and along with MWSF comes Steve Jobs’ Keynote. It starts in about 20 minutes and there has been much speculation about the announcements. Cheaper iPods? iBox? New Digital Hub software?
at Macworld has been over for a while now; they unveiled some very interesting things today. Most interesting to me in the short term is Safari, Apple’s new browser. As well, an Apple-born X11 system which is interesting to folks from the Unix world, a super-sized 17″ Powerbook and a super-small 12″ Powerbook as well. Jobs understands that the middle ground in laptops is cluttered – either end of the spectrum is where the good stuff lives. Also: 802.11g is being called Airport Extreme, they have released Jobs’ own pet software, Keynote, and some other stuff.
Maybe some of the huge announcements of past Keynotes were missing, but I like this one anyhow. It has that feeling of taking care of business.
in MacInTouch that according to Steve Jobs’ keynote at Seybold today, the OS X public beta is due two weeks from tomorrow (i.e., Sept. 13).
in New York today: Steve Jobs has announced a bunch of new stuff, including a G4 Cube, which is a really cool G4 machine in an 8″ x 8″ x 8″ enclosure and no fan. I covet one of these – it’s not a full G4 with all the ports and expansion, but I no longer really need that at home. Also announced were some new iMacs (in great new colours, and the entry-level goes for $800), a couple new displays, and multi-processor G4 professional machines.