Macworld has an interesting article about the lack of “Craziness” for the new G1.
“On the East Coast, five people stood in line in drizzle and 40-degree temperatures to buy G1 phones at the Harvard Square T-Mobile location in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At 8 a.m. the store door opened, and they were quickly ushered inside to be served.
On its launch day, it was hard for the G1—an HTC phone offered by T-Mobile that is the first to run the Android operating system—to avoid comparisons to the iPhone.
The small crowd was nothing compared with sales of the iPhone 3G in July in nearby downtown Boston, where hundreds of customers waited in line, some of them for several days.”
This is what happens on a lazy Saturday afternoon watching too many old re-runs of VH1s Classic Albums – When “Who’s Next” came on and I noticed the resemblance of Kevin Rose to young Pete Townsend. It’s not identical by any means, but it’s safe to say if there were a movie made about the Who, kevin could star as the young Pete. What do you think?
The results are in:
57% said yes
29% said no
14% said nothing……..
Time.com has an interesting interview with “PC” aka John Hodgman:
“Why did you decide to do the Apple commercials?
I was really curious as to why they asked me to audition. My career as a magazine writer was largely prefaced on the idea of curiosity, to go on adventures and weasel my way into the lives of people that I admire. The process of auditioning for a commercial seemed like a process where I might learn something that I could write about. It did not occur to me that it might lead to the job. I got called back, and by the third time we talked, I thought, “You can’t really be serious.”
Engadget and everyone else in the Apple blogosphere, is reporting on yesterdays Quarter results.:
” Apple Q408 results out: 6.9m iPhones sold, record Mac sales UPDATE: Steve answers analysts’ questions – EngadgetApple just announced that it’s sold 6.9 million of ’em during its financial fourth quarter, beating out the 6.1 million total first-gen iPhones sold in the previous five quarters — and beating RIM’s total sales this quarter, which Apple seems excited about. Of course, that represents worldwide availability in 51 countries vs the initial US-only launch, so it’s not totally unexpected that the numbers are up, but it means that Apple’s hit its goal of 10 million iPhones sold in 2008, which should cause some celebration in Cupertino. Apple also seems pleased with Mac sales, which are up 21 percent over a year ago to 2.6 million — more than it’s sold in any other quarter ever. All that combines with 11 million iPods sold for a total profit of $1.1 billion on revenues of $7.9 billion”
Gizmodo is reporting that the Mac mini might be on it’s way out!:
“The Mac mini may be pronounced dead as soon as today’s Apple earnings conference call, as two major retailers in Europe have confirmed to me that they can’t order any more of the little computers. While this could signal an updated model coming in, they have been told by Apple to expect no more of it. Their impression is that—once again—the Mac Mini may be dead dead DEAD for real, even while you can still order it at the Apple Store.”