An Archive reader writes:
I want to pass this along to your readers in hope that it will light some fires under the right people at Apple. In Japan, Macs come with two types of keyboards, the standard English keyboard and the JIS keyboard. The JIS keyboard has special keys on it for working with the Japanese language. When you order a G4 from the Apple store in Japan, you can specify an English or Japanese JIS keyboard.
OS X MIDI with Classic is possible.
This article is a follow-up to my article OS X Music and Audio: When will it be Ready to Rock?. Coda Technology, makers of the music notation programFinale, has responded to clarify MIDI compatibilityissues.
An Archive source writes:
Someone I know just spotted three (count ‘em) prototype enclosures (no innards) for SOP. They had the chance to hold them in their hands. Seems like a blown up iBook that can now accept a 14-inch LCD and some new ports. It seems to accept the iBook 2 motherboard with no modifications.