March 20 in Low End Mac History
- Adobe isn't making many friends, Steve Wood, View From the Classroom. Adobe's upgrade up InDesign mirrors the way Acrobat 4 users were treated.
- Raising the dead, part 3, Manuel Mejia, Mac Daniel. Ongoing work resurrecting a Mac II, plus the start of a PowerBook 100 project.
- More PowerBook and iBook sites, Dan Knight, The 'Book Page. A couple more sites and feedback on one from the first review.
- I'm a drop the funk bomb on ya: Milking the Macintosh for all it's worth, Rodney O. Lain, Things Macintosh. Warning: Apple is dead serious about this "Think Different" stuff.
- Apple Store vs. Gateway Country, Jake Sargent, iThings Considered. How Apple Retail Stores will probably differ from Gateway Country Stores.
- Tales of Mac woe, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Readers share their tales of upgrade and repair woe.
- Lifting the lid, Mike Jardine, My First Mac. "I was inspired to go where most fear to tread, removing the lid from the LC and getting inside."
- Keeping the Web free, Hank Roberts, My Turn. Don't allow anyone to siphon off the good will and generosity that has built up thanks to users freely sharing information.
- 'Book advice, elitism and expertise, Macally CardBus USB, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. PowerBooks, iBooks, SuperMacs, USB, elitists, and medicine.
- Copyright bullies, fair use, fear of change, free culture, ballistic laws, opting out, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Readers weigh in on attacks on fair use, the RIAA's fear of new technology, the way copyright law no longer serves the public interest, and more.
- With WinXP hacked for Macintel, Apple announces 3 new competitions, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Apple has thrown down the gauntlet with the PodPortPro, extreme iPod, and MacGyver competitions.
- The iPhone: Is it a Macintosh?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Is the iPhone nothing more than the union of iPod and cell phone technology, or does OS X make it a real Macintosh?
- The rise of the Microsoft monopoly, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. How Microsoft Word and Excel came to dominate both the Macintosh and Windows platforms.
- At 20 years, the Web is a wealth of information and connectivity, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. "We can bemoan the increasing level of trivial information posted on it and the growing amount of time so many spend connected to it. Or we can look at the breadth and depth of the Web, realizing that it is rich in information...."
- iPhone OS 3 preview for developers, ThumbTacks mini-mic, no AppleCare for iPhone in Canada, and more, iNews Review. Also Bluetooth in 2G iPod touch crippled until iPhone 3, 'mini-Photoshop' for iPhone, PhoneCam software, headphones for 3G shuffle coming, and more.
- US Mac sales down 16% in February, Opera Turbo available for testing, new iMac benchmarks, and more, Mac News Review. Also farewell to FireWire, Mac mini 'deliberately neglected' to protect iMac sales, Mini DisplayPort to VGA firmware update released, and more.
- Nvidia replacing faulty graphic chips, Mac netbook speculation, OS X on a netbook, and more, The 'Book Review. Also MacBook mod puts screen behind Apple logo, $150 green battery, external battery for MacBook Air, new notebook stands, bargain 'Books from $170 to $2,999, and more.
- Pismo: The Next Generation, Part 1, Dan Bashur, Apple, Tech, and Gaming. Restoring a failing PowerBook G3 and finding a new purpose for it with the next generation of Mac users.
- Back to My Original iPhone, Thanks to Whited00r, Simon Royal, Tech Spectrum. After moving to an iPhone 3G and experiencing connection issues, Simon goes back to his original iPhone.
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