Technology/sex columnist Violet Blue
) has been reporting from this year's Macworld trade fair
for ZDNet; among her reportage was a photograph
of a woman sitting in a booth, labelled as "The Saddest Booth Babe In The World". Later it emerged that the woman in question was not, in fact, a booth babe (i.e., a model hired to smile, hand out flyers and appeal to the heterosexual male gaze) but rather an iOS developer presenting her products, hence her less-than-effervescent demeanour. Blue's response
, suggesting that her (and, in her opinion, the average attendee's) expectation upon seeing a woman at a booth at a technology event would be that she would be there for decorative purposes.
posted by acb
on Feb 2, 2012 -
Breaking News: Apple Announces Touchscreen iPhone.
In this morning's MacWorld keynote, Steve Jobs announced the iPhone, a touchscreen smartphone with only one button. Two years in the making, it runs OS X, works as an iPod, displays video on a 3.5" screen, and has the usual bells and whistles (Bluetooth, e-mail, Google Maps, WiFi, etc.), plus some other slick features like: a proximity sensor that turns the screen off when it's near your ear, an accelerometer that detects whether it's in portrait or landscape, and an ambient light sensor to dim the screen accordingly. I'm not usually a gadget person, but this thing seems pretty damn cool. Now let's just see how much it costs...
More live MacWorld coverage available at: Engadget
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion
on Jan 9, 2007 -
Steve Jobs Begins Macworld Keynote.
Macworld keynotes often bring with them innovative products that mac fans generally go crazy for. Today's keynote is rumored to bring with it 17" iMacs. On the other hand, it is also rumored
that Apple will discontinue it's free and widely used iTools service in favor of a paid service. Is this right for a company that only has 5% of the market?
posted by devo
on Jul 17, 2002 -
Is anyone else getting their panties into a wad
over the upcoming (8 days) MacWorld Expo
? Apple is closing the gap and gaining market share; how nice would it be to see them release a knockout punch with some new hardware?
posted by catatonic
on Jul 9, 2002 -
(Nope, not the codename for Dean Kamen's followup to "Ginger
"...) Could this the product that Apple
is hyping for release at the upcoming MacWorld Expo
? Pretty convincing video clips on this page... or is this simply the next generation of AppleFan fakery
posted by Fofer
on Jan 3, 2002 -
Steve Jobs on selling apps based on life beyond the Net
"I edited a digital movie of my children using our iMovie software," he said. "It took me about an hour, and when I showed it to my wife, she started crying. It was clearly the most emotional thing I've ever done on a computer in my life." ...
"The Internet is a wonderful thing and for a while it was such a blinding bright light that it obscured every other bright light," he said. "It's a wonderful thing, it's a magical thing, but there are other wonderful things too. Music is a wonderful thing. Movies are wonderful things."
posted by allaboutgeorge
on Jan 21, 2001 -
launches a new column
on Macworld with a novel Holmesian (not Oliver Wendell, but Sherlock) approach. Give the man some feedback in the comments section at the bottom of the column. He also redesigned his web site. Damien's cool.
posted by Mo Nickels
on Oct 4, 2000 -
, it appears, is mentioned in the new April issue of Macworld. I just picked up the new issue, and looked to the last page, and David Pogue wrote about how different media outlets predicted Apple's demise, and then he went about humiliating them by reprinting portions of their articles or quotes, and responding. Yes, Dave Winer was one of the people quoted.
posted by premiumpolar
on Feb 29, 2000 -
The Mondo Mini Shows at Altavista
are brilliantly funny flash movies. I especially enjoyed the Steve Jobs Macworld Keynote and the Pamela Anderson interview. There's parodies of political candidates and other celebrities too, hilarious stuff. [thanks backupbrain
posted by mathowie
on Jan 28, 2000 -
Greetings from Macworld. Or should I say iMacworld. Apple is really going overboard with this iWord thing. They unveiled a bunch of new things like the iTools
, iDisk, iCards
, and iMovie. Can they stop before iPuke?
posted by mathowie
on Jan 7, 2000 -
Steve Jobs will be broadcast
in realtime from MacWorld in New York next week. It will be available at numerous sites around the country, mostly at college campuses. It will be playing at a building on my campus, so I just might check it out.
posted by mathowie
on Jul 16, 1999 -