Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Mac?

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Any twenty-fifth anniversary for Apple computer products would occur this year (2001 as Apple was founded in 1976). As 2001 is not yet over, there is still time for them to do something*. However, if you calculate from the date of incorporation, 1977, then that would be 2002 as the article suggests (sort of like which is the real millennium). However, “twenty-fifth Anniversary Macintosh” is a misnomer (or at the very least misleading) since the Mac was not introduced until 1984.

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Tessera: What's in a Name?

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Linguists of the world unite! I want to append yesterday’s note about the stories that generate the most of your feedback. PowerBook and Mac sightings are probably the biggest feedback generators closely followed by anything related to code-names. Our story on the new PowerMac G4, code-named Tessera, (“New Desktop G4 Enclosure due at Macworld“) was no exception. Following are some of your conspiracy theories on the origin of the code name.

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Mailbag – An all G4 Macworld Expo?

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Go2Mac receives a high volume of email on a daily basis – especially when a new sighting (Sex and the City) or code-name (Tessera) emerges. Our email volume gets even higher in the Calm Before the Storm period leading up to Macworld Expo. During this time, many of you like to weigh in with predictions and prognostication about what SJ will announce when he graces the stage at Macworld on 18 July 2001.

That said, I could not resist this little nugget. But before you read on, the usual caveats apply, this IS NOT my or Go2Mac’s prediction – it is simply a reader contribution that is out there but worth thinking about.

It is far too soon for Apple to go all G4 with the Mac product line, especially in light of the iBook Dual USB’s recent announcement and the power still remaining to be eked out of the IBM 750CXi (G3) processor. With that in mind, here is one reader’s prediction for The Big Dance in two weeks. Take a deep breath and click the link below… you have been warned.

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WaveLAN Wireless LAN Driver for OS X

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Open-source drivers for Lucent’s wireless LAN cards were posted yesterday. Great news for PowerBook users that do not have an Airport card slot.

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Goodbye Cube, Hello iMac: Apple Returns to the Quadrant

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Apple finally made official what many of us have suspected for sometime. They cancelled the Cube, the little G4 that couldn’t. I was amazed by the Cube when it was first released, and I still think it is a beautiful machine with a role as a niche product. But in its goal to expand its user base through new models and retail locations, Apple cannot afford to cater to a niche market. It costs money to maintain a product line and sometimes it is better just to suck up the development costs and kill a slow product than to let it go on draining the treasury.

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Apple Recalls PowerBook G3 AC Adapters

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Breaking News — Apple has issued a voluntary recall for its PowerBook G3 AC adapters that shipped from May 1998 until March 2000.

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Mac Conectivity for Sony CLIÉ PDA

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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REVIEW: SoundLink Wireless Audio Delivery System

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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I immediately got excited when I read that US Robotics had released a wireless audio product called SoundLink for both the PC and the Macintosh. Finally a product that would allow me to listen to Internet Radio without being in the same room as my PowerBook and without the need to string an AV cable across the room to reach the stereo. The SoundLink allows me to leave my PowerBook behind closed doors during a party, yet still enjoy an endless stream of MP3s with the worry of damaging my computer.

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REVIEW: SmartDisk VST Battery Charger for PBG4

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Now that we are only a little more than a week away from The Big Dance in New York City you should be thinking about all the things that you’ll need to pack for a successful Macworld Expo. Right up there on the list with a comfy pair of trade show shoes should be an extra PowerBook battery for the car, train or airplane.

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Macworld NY Update: Go2Mac Class Photo, Outing Details

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Join us for a ride on the Circle Line! Register now!

It’s summer in the city, and that means Macworld New York, with the traditional Go2Mac Class Photo, and now, for the first time, an official Go2Mac outing.

All are invited to pose with their Apple portables Wednesday July 18th for the Go2Mac Class Photo. We’ll meet at 5pm at the Javits Center, exact meeting place TBA, and proceed to a picture on the Hudson River in front of the Intrepid aircraft carrier.

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