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DigitalBill
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posted July 18, 2002 21:58     Click Here to See the Profile for DigitalBill   Click Here to Email DigitalBill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Damn! Missed the complimentary breakfast AGAIN! (Since I haven't had one yet, I wonder about that... what happens, do the eggs tell you how nice you look in that MacGenius shirt...?) But it was worth missing, really, since I went to the Poguenote at 9:30. The Poguenote was the Feature Presentation this morning at Javits Center, given by industry pundit and sometimes musician David Pogue.

David is one of those naturally funny guys, and his perspective on the history and future of Mac hardware and Mac OS is priceless. We were even treated to a few of David's Song Spoofs ...


The Poguenote

quote:

Don't Cry for Me, Cupertino { click here for soundtrack in QT }

It won't be easy; you'll think I'm strange,
When I try to explain why I'm back
After telling the press Apple's future is black.
You won't believe me;
All that you see is the kid in his teens
Who started out in a garage
With only a buddy named Woz.
      (Hey--you try rhyming with garage!)
 
Don't cry for me, Cupertino!
The truth is, I never left you.
I know the ropes now, know what the tricks are;
I made a fortune over at Pixar.
Don't cry for me, Cupertino!
I still have the drive and vision!
I still wear sandals in any weather--
It's just that these days,
They're Gucci leather.

(Copyright 1997 by David Pogue, writing in Macworld magazine; http://www.davidpogue.com)


So after the Poguenote, some coffee, checking email on the Palm VII and making a list and checking it twice, I headed into the show.

Today's Goal: See everything.

You see, my philosophy and goal on going to Macworld is to go to every booth. Know that this is much easier at the New York show, being at least 30% smaller than San Francisco. The idea behing this is that I've picked up literature from everything I think is cool, interesting, ginchy, whatever, but I've SEEN everything. And I'll most likely remember when someone asks me about needing ONE OF THESE, that hey, I saw ONE OF THOSE at Macworld, pull out the program, and find it.

Did I make it in one day? Prettymuch, yes. There's the Digital Media Area and Developer Central still to see, but judging by the quantity of pictures I took... Yes, I've seen every actual BOOTH at the show. I managed to stop and talk to the ones I needed to... couldn't find a few that the folks back home wanted info on, and even sat through a couple presos... Met a lot of cool people, and saw some familiar boothfolk... Hung out and talked to the CEO of Aspyr, whom I've known since... well, since well before he started Aspyr...

...Saw the Giant G4 from TechServe:

A REALLY big G4

...Found Waldo:

His name really is Waldo, of Griffin Technology

...Met a Pronto Person:

"Pronto Person" from http://askpronto.com

...and saw a girl get an eagle on the Links:

Brittany from Bold by Destineer


That's a full day.

Here's the galleries, courtesy of MacCenter... the guys that pay my bills...

http://www.maccenter.com/news/2002/MWNY/Galleries/0718.ShowStuff/index.html

Oh, and One More Thing...

I saw this guy... who's a REAL Mac-Head!

Heh... too wild.

Tomorrow: the rest of the pavillions, and looking for the odd and interesting happenings.

Till then...

=bd

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Snaggy
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posted July 19, 2002 09:10     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks Bill!

I love attending this virtual Expo.

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Nitrozac
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posted July 19, 2002 12:59     Click Here to See the Profile for Nitrozac   Click Here to Email Nitrozac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, are those giant wind chimes? I like the cheesy girl, with the cheesy wig.

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