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PowerPage Burningman Meetup; Vacation

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Date: Friday, August 26th, 2005, 12:51
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Burningman ProjectYou’re invited to attend the PowerPage meetup at Burningman 2005 in Black Rock City, Nevada. If you’re heading out to the desert this weekend for the annual arts festival, drop me a line for the details. We’ll most likely be meeting at the Astral Headwash theme camp, which is located at 4:20 and Ego. Planned meeting time is around 7pm ‘playa time’ at Astral on Thursday, September 1. If you can’t make that, stop by Astral any time after Wednesday and ask for Eldorado. If you don’t know what Burningman is, you can read up about it on their Web site and If you’ve never attended, do yourself a favor and c’mon out!
While your editor is at Burningman we won’t be updating the site as often, although our staff of associate editors will be posting important PowerBook news as it comes up. I’ll be away from Next Wednesday (August 31) and will be back in the saddle on Monday September 19 – just in time for the new iPod and PowerBook announcements at Apple Expo Paris!
In the meanwhile you’ll be in the able hands of Peter, Emory, Rob, Bob, Neal, Vic, Ole and Ammad. They’ll be watching the PowerPage Newswire for your submissions, so if you see an important mobile technology story – POST IT!
See you on the Playa.


Is That an iPod in Your Pocket? Apple Event Scheduled for 07 September

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Date: Friday, August 26th, 2005, 04:23
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Macworld is reporting that the press has been summoned to a special event hosted by Apple to launch a new iPod of some sort. The email invitation contains thinly veiled references to the original iPod’s slogan.

Apple on Monday sent out invitations to select media and VIPs for a “special event” planned on September 7, 2005 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, Calif. The e-mailed invitation shows a pair of denim jeans. At the top of the image reads a caption, “1000 songs in your pocket changed everything. Here we go again.”

The company may use the event to launch the new flash-based color iPod mini, originally planned for Apple Expo Paris on 20 September. Conventional wisdom is that Apple will use the event to launch the iTunes phone, which is so over-hyped that it’s already lame.
Engadget is reporting that the iPhone will only hold 100 songs and that the phone ads will be “music-based spots with people calmly walking down the street on the phone with their shadows and reflections dancing wildly beside them.” Yawn.