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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

The MacPocket

Another concept from Reddit (or somewhere).  This one is a PDA version of the Mac, if done in 1984. I love the QWERTY keyboard and the trackball.  Reminds me a lot of Apple x Blackberry. The battery would probably need to be huge...
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The MacPhone

I came across this concept on Reddit (I think) a while back.  It's basically a "what if" Apple had made some sort of phone out of MacOS back in the day of the Mac Plus. Fun concept to play around with, but I really doubt that the size would be that small.  The battery alone would probably require a backpack.
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MacPhone concept

I came across this old MacPhone concept.  I really do love these pieces of Retro Futurism because they remind me a bit of what inspired us to get to where we are now.  This reminds me a bit of Cisco VoIP phones that one might see these days in offices.
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Juiced.GS to be acquired by Microsoft

Well, here's the first April Fools joke today.  This comes from the web-based magazine Juiced.GS, a magazine that writes about the Apple ][ GS.  Apparently it's 1998 and it's being acquired by Micro$oft ;-)A bit of copy/paste from the email I read this morning:APRIL 1, 2022 — LEOMINSTER, MA — Microsoft, hot on the heels of its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, has announced
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Apple VideoPad II

 Well, this piece of Apple history is going up for auction, it's not something I had even heard of prior to this week!  The Verge reported that an auction is taking place soon for a rare prototype of a tablet/communicator that Steve Jobs scrapped back in the 90s.  The Verge writes that:Developed between 1993 and 1995 with VideoPad 1 and 3 (the only two examples shown to the public),
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iPod - reimagined

I came across this on Reddit a while back.  I still miss my iPod classic.  It had such a great user interface, you could easily just play any sort of song you wanted, and the beauty of it was that the clickwheel model allowed you to have one-hand control of the device without even looking at it, so you could focus on driving.  This reimagined UI for the iPod Classic should definitely
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New Mac Pro...giant price tag!

One of my favorite things to do when I was in college (and following an Apple event) was to head to the apple store online and spec out the most recent announcement with everything spec'ed out to the max.  I used to do this with any tower model, starting back in 1997 when I first started looking at the latest and greatest (and my Performa 615CD, with a 68040 processor was rapidly aging).Back then
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Now that's one expensive Mac...

Ever since I can remember, whenever a new Mac was announced I'd always rush to the online store to spec it out.  I knew that I could not afford to get one fully decked (or even get one period since my existing computer worked just fine), but it was always fun to answer some "what ifs" (what if I won the lottery and could get a decked out mac?)It seems like I am not the only one who does this. 
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Huzzah! New software!

I don't often get excited about new software (or now hardware for that matter). Back in the day when I had more time I was more of a tinkerer, so new hardware, and new software, meant more exciting playtime.  These days I am much more pragmatic about my tools, which means I don't often get excited about new things.  There are some tools though that I do get excited about, especially when
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MIcrosoft Surface Duo

It seems like the idea behind the folding screen device isn't dead yet. Last week microsoft announced a few new devices, including a folding android-based device (which they claim is not a phone, but it is most clearly a phone).  It reminds me a lot of the knowledge navigator concept that Apple put together all those years ago (you know, when Apple was sort of out there and tried new things). 
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