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Wednesday, January 16, 2002

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Apple Says iMac Demand Tops Own Expecations
by Reuters
Apple has seen the strongest new-product demand for the redesigned iMac desktop computer since the original iMac three years ago.

iPhoto A Day Late, But Not A Dollar Short
by Andy Ihnatko, Chicago Sun-Times
Megahypersuperdouble-plus-robo cool.


Apple, Long On Design, Falls Short On Revenue
by Tish Williams, The
If Apple is looking for financial results that will get the kind of reception its sleek line of iMacs did a week ago, it has a ways to go.

New iMac Has Fans Salivating
by John Yaukey, Gannett News Service
Apple once again has Macheads drooling.

Windows Media Player 'Super Cookies' Could Help Track Users
by Brian McWillams, Newsbytes
A user identification technology built into Microsoft's Windows Media Player could enable Web sites to track users, a privacy watchdog warned today.

MacAlly Releases Mouse/Trackball Drivers For OS X
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral


Pro User's Perspective On The New iMac (And Other Apple Revelations)
by Chris Stone, O'Reilly Network
This is an exciting time to watch for longtime power users who have been waiting for a modern OS from Apple for many years, and are now seeing it become mainstream.

The Challenge: If I Go Mac, Will I Ever Go Back?
by David Coursey, ZDNet
Can a Windows-dependent technology columnist live happily as a Mac user? That's the question I am about to spend a month of my life trying to answer.

iMac Design Is Another Of Steve Jobs' Better Ideas
by Chris Cobbs, Orlando Sentinel
Will Apple finally have a mass-market hit?

Reality Check: iPhoto Report From The Field
by John H. Farr,
The official stuff is all laid out in the iPhoto section at, but you'll really learn a lot from the iPhoto discussion page.


Streaming Video Slow To Pick Up Speed
by Reuters
Streaming video will take another four to five years before it enjoys rapid growth of traffic and revenues for telecom operators and video production companies.

Microsoft's Entourage X Perfect For Getting Organized
by David Rosen,
If you have a desire to organize your busy life, Entourage can definitely help you do the job.

Intiuit TurboTax Deluxe 2001
by Mick Lockey, TechTV
New version streamlines tax filing with expanded time-saving features.

iPhoto More Impressive Than iMac?
by David Sims, O'Reilly Network
Apple appears to have done it right, and iPhoto is an application I hope others will learn from, and maybe even emulate.

Apple iMac 800MHz PowerPC G4
by ZDNet


Wednesday, January 16, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Reading Habits's Purchase Circles listing:

Apple staff reads Making iMovies, Second Coming of Steve Jobs, and Mac OS X: The Complete Reference.

Dell staff reads Direct from Dell: Strategies that Revolutionized an Industry, Cheap Psychological Tricks for Lovers, and Cheap Psychological Tricks: What to Do When Hard Work, Honesty, and Perseverance Fail.


Mac OS have been recognized one of the easiest-to-use OS in the world all these years despite the fact that the underlying technologies, until recently, weren't that great. That, I believe, really demonstrate how great the user-interface was.

Doc Searls: The idea behind OS X... is similar to the idea behind a large boat. It's designed to handle many kinds of failure, thoug in no case by sinking. With your flimsier operating system, the concept is a bit more like that of a car.

Arik Hesseldahl: Probably one of the biggest drawbacks of joining the hyper-connected set is a shortage of pockets. Carrying a mobile phone, PDA and maybe a wireless e-mail device like a Blackberry can become a logistical challenge. I gave up on pockets, and now carry a bag everywhere I go. Occasionally, with a PowerBook inside too. :-)


Chips Ahoy
by Scott Rosenberg, Salon
AMD competes with Intel, and the public wins. The right Microsoft antitrust settlement can bring the same energy back to the software market.

Intel Reluctant To Say Worst Is Now Over
by Christine Frey, Los Angeles Times

Consultant May Decide Hewlett Deal
by Steve Lohr, New York Times
The next arena in the fight for the future of HP is an unlikely one — the offices in Rockville, Md., of Institutional Shareholder Services.

Intel Says Share Of Asia-Pac Revs To Keep Growing
by Reuters

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