Today's headline reads E-Mail Worm Snarls Computers Around Globe.
Guess it's time for me to get out my "SMUG VIRUS-FREE MAC-USING BASTARD" t-shirt, again...
January 24 marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the Macintosh computer. I remember watching the Superbowl commercial entitled "1984" 20 years ago. You can see the commercial here and vote for it in a CBS poll for the greatest TV commercial of all time. Incidentally the commercial only ran one time on television.
I'm a total Mac-geek and there are currently nine Macs of various age and origin in my house plus two iPods. All are still bootable and usable. Four are used on a daily basis. I purchased my first Mac in 1988 and never looked back. I've converted quite a few PeeCee users and lost a few Mac users from the lack of quality control that was evident in the early 90's. Gil Amelio was a schmuck and I publicly apologize again to those friends whose experience with Macs was far too brief and less than pleasurable.
So here's looking forward to the next 20 years hoping that the Mac will remain a cornerstone of rebellious creativity and cool.
If you're reading this, you don't need to be told what a blog is. As of this morning, viewers of the Today show know what a blog is too... sort of. This morning, like most mornings, the Today show played in the background of our morning rituals. I heard Matt Lauer say, "Do you know what a blog is? If not, stay tuned and we'll tell you."
I thought to myself, it's official - blogging has reached critical mass and become so 5 minute ago, that is... until I saw the whole story. Now I would normally link to the story but the MSNBC.com site sucks so much that my iBook almost imploded trying to load the online story. Anyway, according to the crack journalists at NBC, blogs are a "new" way for teenagers to put their inner most thoughts on the web in diary format. Ok, I thought, that's one kind of blog but what about the rest of us? Nope, apparently blogs are just something for teens and, according to The Today Show, parents should be wary! You can search the MSNBC site for the story but I'm warning you, the navigation is abysmal. I guess that's what happens when you sell your soul to the devil, er, I mean that's what happens when you partner with Microsoft to provide any sort of cogent communication.
Even if everyone and their brother has a blog, I'll try to keep posting stuff that interests me or stuff that I'm doing especially if it pertains to my two favorite passions - Macs and MINIs.
It's all MINI week here at the ranch having finished this MINI (above) on Monday and then putting new stripes on mine a couple of days ago.
Here's hoping there will be more MINI work in 2004!