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  • May 15, 2006
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  • I think Brummel is doing his signed artists a disfavour. I had stopped buying CDs long before the iTunes Music Store (iTMS) was available in Switzerland. The main reason being time, effort and cost of discovering new music. There was hardly any possibility of listening to extracts of the album before commiting myself to a rather large investment(albums are often sold over CHF 30 here). Since the arrival of iTMS, I've bought over 150 songs, including some digital albums. How does this hurt "art"?
    Johnny66 had this to say on Mar 14, 2006 Posts: 13
    Victory Records Won't License to iTunes
  • I get excited everytime I see a Mac used as a prop on TV. "Hey, did you see, she was using an iMac?"
    Johnny66 had this to say on Feb 07, 2006 Posts: 13
    Macs still make me drool
  • Try out an iMac (dual core intel) at your nearest Apple store. It comes with all the softeware you need for a digital multimedia lifestyle. Be creative on a computer without the hassle. Have you ever looked forward to working with your computer (in the sense of treating oneself to some computer time)? If not, then you will with a Mac.
    Johnny66 had this to say on Feb 07, 2006 Posts: 13
    Microsoft Vista: Another Reason to Switch to Apple
  • I have dazzled friends with iMovies, iDVDs, iPhoto slideshows and books and iPod mini playlists. I've explained how easy it is to use iLife and shared my ease of mind when banking online with an OS which is virus free. I've shown them the iMac G5, the Powerbook and the Mac mini and the new low prices. They complained about Windows virus infections and not being able to get things to work as they expect. They still buy HP laptops and Dells.
  • If I could run OS X at least as well and reliably on a "Dell", then the answer is "depends on what I need the laptop to do". For low-end computing (web, email, text) I'd buy Dell if it were more than $100 cheaper for similar features. Truth is, today a 12" ibook is already competitively priced as compared to a similarly featured PC laptop. For myself, I'd love to owns a 15" Powerbook if I could afford it. Your question is really "how much would you pay for good design". My answer is "as much as I could afford without it hurting me financially".
    Johnny66 had this to say on Nov 14, 2005 Posts: 13
    How much is style worth?
  • The few TV downloads, which are only available in the US presently, do not represent the growth potential of video on the iPod. Rather it is individuals and companies using the now more easily available visual mobile technology to communicate. Think more in the terms of video blogging or videocasts. Subscribe to a RSS based dating service with live visual "promos" of a lascivious single searching for a geek partner automatically downloaded to your iPod. City tours. Soundseeing is passé. Have visuals for museum tours with close-ups of the details of a particular painting or fresque commented on by an art historian. Instead of sending a postcard or an email from Tasmania, let them subscribe to a periodic vicast of your travels (or travails) to hear the ear-splitting cries of the Tasmanian Devil while you can just make out its glowing eyes in the semi-darkness near your tent. See first hand video casts of the latest cataclysm, instead of just reading about them on a blog. Ok, the technology is not new. But iTMS makes it easier to disseminate and the new iPod makes it easier to look at while on the move (public transport or backseat.
    Johnny66 had this to say on Oct 18, 2005 Posts: 13
    Apple’s Media Center PC End Around
  • Here is the link to the tech note I mentionned in post 11:
    Johnny66 had this to say on Oct 14, 2005 Posts: 13
    One More Thing Dissected
  • An apple tech note informs that the TV-out on the new iPod is only for slideshows. Which means you can not use the iPod to run keynote presentations or movies on a LCD or TV. WTF?
    Johnny66 had this to say on Oct 14, 2005 Posts: 13
    One More Thing Dissected
  • My wife calls my computer "Mrs Mac" and is a bit jealous of the time I spend with it. I, for one, would be happier with a new 15" powerbook!
    Johnny66 had this to say on Apr 26, 2005 Posts: 13
    Ambassadors of Mac
  • "Is it even possible to put into words? In one or two sentences? " My standard reply to the "why" question is "because it makes me smile". People will usually stop in their tracks with such a response. Then you can elaborate like "Has working with a computer operating system ever been a joy for you? I really look forward to using my Mac OSX in the evening, after having spent a day with XP at work, because ..."
    Johnny66 had this to say on Apr 25, 2005 Posts: 13
    Ambassadors of Mac
  • I don't think is is so much of a Cult thing. It is a normal reaction to want to help people when you see them suffering. Friends of mine are seriously thinking of selling their recent "digital life" acquisitions on Ebay. All they want is to email, print or look at their digital pics and to easily cut some footage from their dv cam tapes and burn it to dvd. They have little time for computing and want to spend it productively. They long for the return of the days of their analogue camera, where they'd just send in the film and get prints they could look at and show. Their problem is a virus and adware ridden, unpatched Dell PC running Windows 98. The words they use are "I spend more time making it work than anything else" and "it is too complicated to get the results I want". I do a lot of evangelizing, but try to keep it from getting on their nerves. A practical way to show them the advantages of Mac OS X for example was to edit and burn a video I made of their last B-Day party. They love showing it off to their friends. They now have their eyes set on a PB, but can't spend the money yet. Of course I've proposed a Mac mini or an iBook which would be a cheaper entry into the Apple world. I'm wondering what else it needs to get them to finally ditch their PC. I guess it should just stop working. One thing is for certain, it requires extreme pain for a PC user to finally decide to switch.
    Johnny66 had this to say on Apr 24, 2005 Posts: 13
    Ambassadors of Mac
  • How about Motion? Just look at the recommended specs at! Ok... it's not an iApp.
    Johnny66 had this to say on Oct 07, 2004 Posts: 13
    Time for a G5 only iApp
  • "Writing a hack for a small number of computers evidently isn't worth the effort. " In fact the incentive of writing the first real virus for Mac OSX is huge, because it will ensure the virus writer enormous publicity (PC Mags and Mac Mags, including all the main newspapers would surely write pages analysing every bit of the code.) and probably eternal fame. It would almost be like the first step of Man on the moon.
    Johnny66 had this to say on Jun 18, 2004 Posts: 13
    The Great Mac Virus Myth