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I wasn't there, just followed it on engadget and Macrumors...
Seems like a lot of great announcements to me but with expectations being sky high (air high, anyone), I'm not sure these announcements will just do the trick.
Coolest thing seems to be the MacBook Air. Looks very thin. But it's pricey and what I would be worried about most is the heat. The MacBook Pros already produce heat like a they're a nuclear home device so how will they have overcome that with an even smaller device? I want to see and feel before I believe this isn't mostly hot Air.
UPDATED: Also, the device seems to have a touch sensitive screen. Also the device seems to have a multi-touch trackpad.
Cool. But why not make it a real Tablet? With writing and all? That would have been a killer, imho.
The Apple TV seems to be the next big thing. But Apple seems to want to get rid of CD's and DVD's completely. This might work in some parts of the world but not nearly everywhere. A movie's size (in HD) is still of a different magnitude than a song. And besides that many people still want to by a DVD or HD-DVD or BluRay disc. If the Apple TV device would play one of these formats that again would have made a world of difference but it doesn't seem to be that way.
So from what I saw so far, I think there are a some very nice v.next improvements but nothing that just totally rocks my world...
Just read about this interesting project: http://www.beyondlimits.ws/dailyupdate.html
Some 30 ICT managers from the Belgian IT scene are doing some interesting climbing in the Andes.
I'm interested but am now failing to find out more since there have been no daily updates? Out of 30 ICT managers I would expect at least some to blog but I can't find anything...
So I suggest that after conquering mountains, Belgian ICT managers try to conquer new media.
UPDATE: the site has been updated. The team is taking a new route because of volcanic activity.
Today, the day really starts in the valley.
Press and blogosphere have been beating the drums about MacWorld since CES' most exciting thing was the not so funny prank by Richard Blakeley.
What will blow our minds today? Will Apple buy or merge with Adobe? Will the next iPhone have 3G, video camera, GPS (yawn)?
What if Apple would just open up? They could open up on so many fronts. I suggest:
- they license MacOS to other harware
- they create a true partner ecosystem around software
- they hire Scoble as Chief Evangelist
That wouldn't be the most exciting new product news but it would sure be an exciting cultural change for the company. Probably just as difficult as merging its culture with Adobe's would be.
Ahhh, enough speculation already, a couple of hours and we'll know.
Bill's Last Day: The CES Keynote video
I guess I just like people with opinions that dare to go against the flow. Whether you agree or not, it is an interesting opinion. http://discovermagazine.com/2007/dec/long-live-closed-source-software/