The web is people.
March 30, 2001 4:15 PM   Subscribe

The web is people. Or some such thing. Silly little movies people shot and posted online...
posted by owillis (11 comments total)
Owillis quote about MacOSX, respectfully taken from his website:

"I guess this is a big deal for the MacNuts out there. For the rest of us, its a non-event."

If you own a Mac and love Apple, fine. If you hate them and want to register, fine. What I don't get is how Apple can get so much ink from people that say they don't care either way.

No offense to you or anyone else, Owillis. I just don't understand how this link is important? If Sony posted a gallery for movies developed with their cameras, would it be posted on MeFi within a few days of it being posted?
posted by jragon at 5:09 PM on March 30, 2001

I need a better editor. Yeesh.
posted by jragon at 5:11 PM on March 30, 2001

It's a cool site, and good to see apple encouraging the use of iMac DVs and iMovie. Sony would never do such a thing because they have no interest in promoting themselves as a caring company.

I liked it, the vw bus one was stupid and fun, and shows what kinds of goofy things you can do with your video camera and an iMac. Think of these as "weblogs" of the video world, and the apple site is a sort of blog-portal.

Or something like that, anyway I liked this site.
posted by mathowie at 5:34 PM on March 30, 2001

I actually think this is cool. It's got nothing to do with my like/dislike for Apple. I think people being able to post silly little slice of life movies online and share with the planet is neat.
posted by owillis at 5:35 PM on March 30, 2001

> The web is people.

I thought soylent green was people.
posted by waxpancake at 6:37 PM on March 30, 2001

Weren't there other colors of soylent as well? What was soylent yellow, then - a special blend of rats and hamster shanks?

I love iMovie - it's incredibly easy and simple. Without this program and this computer, I wouldn't be making movies of my daughter's first years; I'd just have stacks and stacks of tapes full of raw footage that we'd never watch. I'm guessing it's the same for many of the people on that Apple site.
posted by lileks at 7:54 PM on March 30, 2001

Whoa. I started reading that last comment, and when I got to 'movies of my daughter's first years', what immediately popped into my head was "Heh. Sounds like James Lileks. Neat." Then, of course, I got to the 'posted by'.

I guess it just proves, even if MeFi has over 4000 members, there really are only 6 people in the whole world.

And I hope I don't sound like a stalker. Just a guy who momentarily forgot one of his favorite writers was a MeFi member.
posted by toddshot at 4:40 AM on March 31, 2001

I'm on the same bandwagon with you, toddshot -- lileks, you da man.

I thought soylent green was people.
I thought soylent green was that new iMac color.
posted by briank at 5:05 AM on March 31, 2001

I love imovie but i hate that I can't save it to a cd and send it too my friends without buying peripherals. If only PC and Mac could have some sort of bastard computer child....
posted by discordant at 3:14 PM on March 31, 2001

All new macs ( except the g4 powerbook I guess ) come with a CD-RW, and the MacOS has burning software built in.
posted by jragon at 11:15 PM on March 31, 2001

And I get the feeling that once they begin bundling OS X (by then updated with CD-RW capabilities) with all Macs in July, we'll see a PB G4 with a CD-RW drive. Macworld NY is supposedly going to play host to the most, and biggest, product announcements from Apple since the iMac. What really interests me is the rumor that new PB G4's will be available in different anodized-titanium colors. Ooh... a metallic blue Powerbook...
posted by toddshot at 3:06 AM on April 1, 2001

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