At first I was very wary of the possibility of a third laptop making the product lineup. The new iBook is so feature rich, it makes it hard to believe that a product could be sold between the iBook and the PowerBook. But then I took a closer look at these offerings.
I just returned from NECC (National Educational Computing Conference) atMcCormick Place in Chicago where Steve Jobs was the keynote speaker. Hisaddress was full of the customary pro-Apple/pro-education info which onemight expect. In fact, it may have been a bit too predictable.
I arrived at McCormick Place at 6:45 this morning, to find registration infull swing and about 100 people already in line for Steve Jobs’s 8:30keynote address. I noticed almost immediately when entering the facilitythat Apple had the predominant corporate presence, with an impressive boothjust inside the door of the show floor, Apple-logo goodie bags, and lots ofpeople wandering around with Apple Distinguished Educator polo shirts.