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February 20, 2002 1:50 AM   Subscribe

Pixar iMac ads in the Luxo Jr style ... inevitable really.
posted by MintSauce (17 comments total)

 
Ha!

That was one of the first things that popped into my head when I saw the new iMac - 'looks like a table lamp,' I said to myself, 'a bit like the one in that Pixar thing.'
posted by sycophant at 2:00 AM on February 20, 2002


Hey -- they dance?

If you'd told me that before, I might have bought one :)
posted by Lionfire at 2:09 AM on February 20, 2002


Talk abou inevitable . . . how about a "powerful new screensaver" that "turns the iMac 2002 into an ultra-modern desk lamp."
posted by fpatrick at 5:37 AM on February 20, 2002


That one with the drive going in-out in-out is just lewd.
I'm so offended.
'n stuff.
posted by Su at 6:10 AM on February 20, 2002


Two questions: are colors inevitable? If Apple reduces the PC to a hidden dome, is it shooting itself in the face; erasing one of its previous marketing appeals. Actually, I suspect they reasoned that this disappearence of the CPU was/is inevitable and Apple wanted to get there first.
posted by ParisParamus at 6:43 AM on February 20, 2002


Swivelness aside; the iDeskLamp tops out at 256M of ram. That seems like a dubious decision on apple's part. Even casual users are gonna hit that fairly easily.
posted by mikemonteiro at 6:54 AM on February 20, 2002


mikemonterio: the iMac tops out at 1gb of ram.
posted by mkelley at 7:08 AM on February 20, 2002


mklleye: my bad.
posted by mikemonteiro at 7:17 AM on February 20, 2002


So... why is it squealing like R2D2 in the commercial? If it did that when I plugged it in, I'd call AppleCare.
posted by jpburns at 7:44 AM on February 20, 2002


Too bad the monitor doesn't rotate vertically so it is oriented like a sheet of paper. Most web pages are layed out this way and it would make them a lot easier to read.
posted by olav at 7:51 AM on February 20, 2002


Funny how one of Apple's fans beat them to it..
posted by O9scar at 7:59 AM on February 20, 2002


Swivelness aside; the iDeskLamp tops out at 256M of ram. That seems like a dubious decision on apple's part. Even casual users are gonna hit that fairly easily.

Thats in the internal slot. There is a user accessible external slot that can be upgraded so that the machine has 1GB of RAM.
posted by pixelgeek at 9:12 AM on February 20, 2002


Even if it did top out at 256MB, that's adequate for most purposes when you're running an OS with a real VM system, like, oh I don't know, maybe UNIX... Apple should use that!
posted by kindall at 11:19 AM on February 20, 2002


I'm surprised that Apple hasn't run the first thirty seconds or so of this video as a stand-alone television ad for the new imac. I watched the MacWorld Keynote speech (when this was first shown) with a crowd at my local Apple store, and that animation got a huge response.
posted by rorycberger at 7:08 PM on February 20, 2002


kindall - most mac users are graphics people, in one way or another, we don't work like PC people. And unix don't cut it. Hell, Linux can't cut it. Photoshop is coming out any minute for OSX, and you can run it in classic mode, which runs just as easily for me on my G4 Powerbook. mac users dont' want unix, we wants macs. Deal with it geek boys. We shun thee.
posted by Dome-O-Rama at 8:23 PM on February 20, 2002


That whooshing sound you heard was my post going right over your head, Dome... My point was, Apple is using UNIX. That's what Mac OS X is.
posted by kindall at 8:42 PM on February 20, 2002


this is one mac (and graphics) person who's totally into unix.

for the record, the *only* reason you can run anything from adobe in classic mode is that there's OS9 copy buried inside the OSX app. OSX users can simply remove and :::plunk::: into the trash. i did this with illustrator and my installation size went from 72MB to 5MB.
posted by patricking at 11:29 PM on February 20, 2002


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