What better way to end the year than to look back at the successes of 1999 – especially Apple’s.
1999 – What is a good medium for early Macs to store programs and data ?
The best and word of 1999 (and very subjective):
After releasing the industry’s most radically fresh desktop design and the most popular computer in 1998, what do you do for an encore?
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Oh, the Mac over there? Macs are only good for graphics. – an Intel rep, overheard at CompUSA The Mac is a toy. They’re only good for games. – the average PC user, overheard at CompUSA
1999 started out on a real high note for me. I had a finally achieved the rank of MIS director, and with doing that I had finally reached my goal to be considered a serious player in the computer industry.
1999 – I have a Performa 6400 and am looking to upgrade my hard drive. I do not want to buy an external drive. Should I upgrade the IDE hard drive or add a SCSI drive to the bay above the CD-ROM?
1999 – Here’s one I’ve been sitting on for a while. Not that it isn’t credible, but because it’s a bit more esoteric and shocking than the hardware rumors I’ve been sharing.
1999: A year ago at this time, I found myself doing one of the “required” columns that seem to emanate from all columnists around this time. It’s just sort of expected in the Mac community that a columnist will have something to say about each MacWorld Expo, an end-of-the-year review, a “look ahead” column for […]
New PCs from manufacturers like Compaq, Sony, and Gateway have gained some stylish design elements. Even the horrid eOne, with its copycat design and limited upgradeability (limited by how big a sledgehammer you have), looks better than a beige metal box.
You are not in the world all alone. Your friends are here, too. – Albert Schweitzer, upon winning the Nobel Prize
Apple released its 1999 10-K form, which provides an overview of the past fiscal year as well as a look ahead. 1999 was a very impressive year.
1999: One of the greatest programs developed for the Windows platform is Voice Dictation. Voice Dictation is a program that types what you’re saying when you talk into a microphone attached to your computer. There were many programs on the market that do this: Dragon Naturally Speaking, ViaVoice, and many others. However, none of these […]
1999: Dan Knight has already weighed in on this issue with The Next PowerBooks. I guess great minds think alike. I enjoyed reading Dan’s article, and I agree with most of what he said, finding his speculation about a possible thin and compact “MyBook” Apple portable (personally, I prefer the name “eBook” – for “executive” […]
1999 – Early last Monday, the teacher across the hall poked her head into my classroom and said, “Last Monday to teach of this millennium,” and closed the door before I could begin chuckling. We get two weeks off for Christmas vacation. There are some advantages to being an educator.
The Apple USB Mouse has been criticized for its diminutive size and hockey-puck shape. Numerous reviewers have rated the pointing device unfavorably stating to the tune of: “it is too small to be comfortable” or “it’s too easy to unknowingly turn it sideways.” However, I believe that the Apple design team did an excellent job.
1999 – Back in the 1960s, the videophone was the thing of the future. In the 1970s, we’d be able to see the people we were talking with, not just hear them.
Every version of the Mac OS is ready for Y2K, but some programs for the Mac suffer from Y2K problems.
1999 – American Express has been pushing its new blue card, which is optimized for online transactions – at least with Windows computers.
1999: The latest news from Microsoft headquarters is that they will be delaying the final release of Windows 2000 (Win2K) until the later half of 1900. Nope, this isn’t true; it’s just a joke (in fact, I didn’t even make it up). But, this joke does have some truth.* Many Windows users will be hit […]
1999 – No, it won’t be blueberry this time.
The Umax SuperMac C500 and C600 were the first “Power Macs” to have their CPU in a ZIF socket, making upgrades very easy. Having a C500/200 at work and finding an incredible garage sale special on upgrades from Small Dog Electronics, I decided to test the 240 MHz upgrade and the CacheDoubler.
I couldn’t believe it – a US$19 USB extended keyboard! At that price, it was worth a try. From the photo (below), it looked like a match for the Apple Extended Keyboard layout, or at least very close.
1999 – How did System 6 and its features work with 2-8 MB “high end” Macs like the Mac II?
1999 – In the dark days when we had practically no budget and seemingly unlimited kids in our special education classroom, we saw the need for a “sure thing” self-image builder to get the kids to believe in themselves again and give us a good effort. Most of our students had extremely limited reading skills […]
1999 – What better way to launch a new rumor site than with the scoop on the long-anticipated next (and maybe final) retooling of the PowerBook G3 expected at Macworld Expo in January.
1999: A topic of enduring fascination for me is trying to analyze why people form polarized opinions and affinities about things. Why are some people liberals and others conservative? Why do some people like Chevies and others prefer Fords? Why do some like the toilet paper to unroll from the top while others adamantly insist […]
1999: I watched my first DVD, Blade Runner: Director’s Cut, on a 300 MHz Blue and White Power Mac G3 with a 20″ monitor. It worked, but I get a smoother picture with my DVD player and TV at home.
1999: In my previous article I stated that I would use a Macintosh full time for my day-to-day tasks. One thing that is preventing me from doing so is that my Quadra 605 just doesn’t give me the power that I need.