Wired News: Mac Lovers Fight to Glimpse ‘Woz’ includes the entertaining phrase. “One overweight show visitor berated harried event staffers while snacking on a parfait…” and a few other vignettes of the picturesque from the center of the Mac-user’s universe this week, MacWorld San Franciso.
Sadly, was unable to perform the ritual slacking in favor of listening to the keynote and such this week, as Tuesday was my first fully-functional day at DangerIsland.
I checked out Safari, and it does OK by me, except, of course, this site. Which crashes said browser. I must admit, when I heard “new Mac-only browser from Apple,” my thought was not “Great!”, but rather, “Oh SHIT!”, followed rapidly by an inchoate joke about CyberDog.
(Why is “inchoate” spelled that way and not “inchaote”, by reference to chaos?)
The new laptops, however, pretty much make up for any skepticism I have about subscription service baloney or my creeping dread about a new round of browser wars.
I LIKEY both the small and the big. But the money ain’t here right now. I’ll wait.
On the other hand, Viv’s old tangerine iBook needs a new power socket. I’m mulling the possibility of getting an iceBook for her, while I get that socket replaced and/or move the tangerine machine on eBay or something. Even with the bad socket, I’m thinking maybe $400 in credit on trade or $600 on ebay.
In other news, the iCal update appears to have undermined my Word install. If you see Steve Jobs, please tell him: Microsoft’s Mac Office suite is a GOOD THING. Please do not harm it, mmmkay?