Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
What’s in a name? Apparently a lot as our imaginations run rampant with 102 possibilities. We’re betting on the clamshell design with latchless closure, as the most memorable characteristic of Pismo Beach is its famous clams, which reportedly can get as big as 6 inches in length:
One further thing to ponder about codename “Pismo.” One of the rumors floating about (no pun intended) is that this new PB will have a clamshell type closure that the iBook sports (that is, it will simply “snap” shut sans a traditional latching mechanism). Being a native of California, I can state that one of the things Pismo Beach is famous for is its Pismo Clams (yes, that’s the actual name). I’m not sure if you can still dig the clams any more, but this was certainly true up through the 70′s at least.
Or, the fact that Pismo Beach is a long, wide beach could mean that the Pismo is a wide-screen notebook.
Did you consider that since Apple is referencing the longest and widest beach, there could be one of two things going on here. 1) the largest monitor on a notebook computer. This seems the most logical. 2) Have you seen the Sony wide screen notebooks? It not only resembles a 16×9 monitor but could be a wide screen computer resembling Pismo beach. I don’t live too far from there and its a great beach to surf on. Another thing could be that since the new battery type life is growing significantly that you might be able to abandon your office in favor of working unplugged at the beach… This gives us something to ponder doesn’t it?