November 04, 2005

The Cover-Up Is the Crime
“By deliberately corrupting the most basic functionality of their customers’ computers, Sony broke the rules of fair play and crossed a bright line separating legitimate software from computer trespass. Their actions may be civilly actionable.”

November 02, 2005

Our Mac Parody
I guess this “inside” parody of the “Switch” campaign has been around a while, but it was freshly funny to me (3.3mb AVI)

August 30, 2005

Test drive a Mac Mini
“Try it for 30 days — send it back if you don’t love it”

August 13, 2005

User’s Notes: Installing Linux on a Dead Badger
“Place badger in center of fireproof surface, making sure ventilation is adequate and all doors are locked”

August 09, 2005

Trouble with Mighty Mouse? Your hand could be at fault
Evidence that the Mac’s one button mouse has long created bad mousing habits and increases the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome

July 14, 2005


June 12, 2005

Mac OS X on Intel: Try before you buy?
“This is the most awe-inspiring stealth marketing move I’ve ever seen”

June 03, 2005

How to turn your dual-monitor PC into a dual mac-PC system
“Why Switch when you can have both?” Indeed. I hope to try this with three monitors ... one with P-I-P TV.

May 20, 2005

I Suppose It Has to Be OK
You’ve probably seen incomprehensible warning dialogs from Windows ... here’s one from the Mac

February 06, 2005

Mac Mini: The Emperor’s New Computer
“When I consider that a good deal of my time is spent running applications like Disk Defragmenter, Scandisk, Norton AV, Windows Update and Ad-Aware - none of which are available for the Mac platform - it doesn’t make sense for me to ‘switch’ to a Mac at this time.”

December 31, 2004

“Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware.” Hmm, I hear there’s a MiniMac coming...

September 27, 2004

1954 RAND Corporation prediction of what the home computer would look like in 2004 ... is actually a hoax
It’s actually a submarine maneuvering room console, plus some Photoshop

September 20, 2004

1954 RAND Corporation prediction of what the home computer would look like in 2004
The man is standing next to the biggest wheel mouse I’ve ever seen

June 29, 2004

“Great Artists Steal? Apple Developers Should Walk Out”
“They want to poke fun at Redmond about copying ideas and then turn around and rip off ideas and implementations like this wholesale?”

June 20, 2004

Paul Allen’s FlipStart mini-PC
Slightly larger than an index card, yet runs WinXP on a 30 GB hard drive and HDTV display. Really.

April 14, 2004

Zeldman: “The Mac approach is lovely and elegant except when things go wrong”
“On a Mac, there is no button. You eject a disk via the operating system. Which assumes that you have a bootable operating system. Which I didn’t.”


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