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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:42 PM
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For $499 you can now buy the world's greatest multimedia software package
and the manufacturer will throw in a free frisbee sized computer with built in combo DVD and the latest wireless technology. It's even available with Microsoft Office as an option, is compatible with much of Linux and will plug into most modern TV's or monitors.

It's like dreaming of alien technology. I dreamed it was on top of every TV in America. Kind of an iPod for TV's. I dreamed that grandparents were getting live streaming of their grandchildren on their living room TV's. I dreamed I saw Al Gore smiling when it was unveiled.

I dreamed America wasn't stupid.

Then I had a nightmare about waking up to Bill Gates on the TV calling open source people Communists.
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tekriter Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:44 PM
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1. I just might pick one of those things up...
I'm thinking the $599 model, though, to replace ye olde iMac...
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:00 PM
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2. I'll take this instead..
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:17 PM
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3. They should've included the Keyboard & Mouse
All the PC crybaby naysayers will put it down for the absence of them. I'm sure Apple's got piles of them lying around Cupertino.

I think it's a great design. A whole desktop computer packed in a case smaller than an external HD case. Seems like just yesterday I had a big Mac II boat anchor on my desk screaming like a jet engine.
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Salviati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:43 PM
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4. I'd rather supply my own...
than deal with the stupid one button mice that Apple continues to use. WTF? Give me 5 buttons and a scroll wheel or give me death!
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