Think Belligerent (Updated)

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Date: Sunday, April 24th, 2005, 22:51
Category: Opinion

Think BelligerentA Wired article by Tom McNichol in the May 2005 issue talks about the New Apple ™ and the company’s plan to subvert free speech.

Steve Jobs will do anything to protect his precious secrets. So he’s suing Apple’s biggest fans. Inside the Mac daddy’s battle with the rumor blogs.
Nick Ciarelli is the kind of guy Apple is supposed to love. At age 6 he bagan using his parents’ Mac Classic and quickly became a zealot. At age 13 he launched a Web site devote to all things Apple, especially upcoming product releases, Now 19, Ciarelli has turned his site, Think Secret, into a must read for true Apple fans.
So why is the company trying to squash him?

Check it out in the May 2005 issue of Wired. It’s the one with Darth Vader on the the cover.
Update:
Wired has posted the full text of the article here.

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Google Sightseeing

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Date: Sunday, April 24th, 2005, 17:29
Category: Software

Google SightseeingI am currently hooked on Google Sightseeing, a Web site that takes you to the best tourist spots in the world via Google Maps’ satellite imagery. Their moto is “Why bother seeing the world for real?” Interesting locations include: Crater Lake (the deepest in the U.S.), the 32-story Memphis Pyramid Arena, Cape Canaveral and several Nuclear power plants. Kind of like Sim City – only real.

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OS X Tiger Accidentally Shipped Early

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Date: Sunday, April 24th, 2005, 16:42
Category: Software

Mac OS 10.4 TigerAccording to Engadget “in many places around the world, Mac fans and Apple distributors received a shipment they weren’t quite expecting: OS X 10.4 Tiger arrived at the door a full eight days ahead of schedule for some lucky folks who pre-ordered. Vendors PCMall/MacMall and ClubMac gave pre-order customers a treat by unleashing the OS ahead of schedule, quickly followed up by a “recall” of the copies from PCMall.”

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