Low End Mac apologizes for the panic created when LED signs promoting our website were mistaken for bombs yesterday in Redmond, Washington. We just assumed people would recognize our friendly Mac mascot, as the compact Mac shape is iconic.
Category Archives: The Lite Side
My wife seldom pays attention to the latest trends in technology unless it directly affects her business (photography). I will occasionally tell her about major events, such as the switch of Apple products from PowerPC to Intel CPUs, or whether or not Bono has decided to use his left or right hand while signing his […]
As a long time Apple news junkie, I keep up with the trends. Over time, I began to notice a disturbing, often repeated, pattern in the development of new products at Apple. That’s when I sat down and created this easy to follow flowchart explaining Apple’s product development and sales cycle, that I like to call the […]
Time for a new generation of bumper snickers – the old ones are kinda dated.
Remember this oldie but goodie?
These new Bumper Snickers are sure to tickle your fancy! If you want to let the world know what you’re about, print ’em out and hot-glue ’em to your car. If anyone gets irritated with your new sticker, just tell ’em you found it “somewhere on the Internet”.
Have you ever seen those bumper stickers that say, My child is an Honored Student at Hogwash Elementary? How about My Other Car Is a BMW? or even Honk If You’re a Goose!?
VIA FEDERAL SUPPRESS AND EMAIL RE: Notice of Infringement DATE: August 8, 2002 Dear Steven Jobs:
If Mac users made bumper stickers, part 3.
We’re here at the workspace of John Quimble, a Mac SE/30 owner who is seeking to upgrade. The crew of This Old Mac is filming John’s renovation of his old computer into a new machine.
What if cars were designed like Windows, OS X, and Linux?
If Mac users made bumper stickers, continued.
Think you know why the Mac OS logo has two faces?
Don’t tell Microsoft, but I’ve just figured out how to get all those individual users and server admins to apply those security patches for Windows.
2001 – In light of the recent admission by Microsoft that “funded advocacy groups” have sent letters from dead people to newspapers in support of the beleaguered* computer software company, Apple Computer has issued a press release noting the tremendous advantages the Macintosh computer has for “the dead or recently unliving.”
August 2001 – These prestigious Lite Side awards are hereby awarded to the award-winning awardees who won them.
Different people have very different ways of explaining how a computer works. Here are a few of them.
A Very Short Wrap-Up and Summary Macworld Opinion Article Containing Everything You Need to Know About the Recent Macworld Expo Debacle
August 2001 – Macworld Expo attendees were duped into thinking there would be a flat panel iMac by unsubstantiated rumors. Steve Jobs announced faster iMacs and a new faceplate for the Power Mac G4. Mac OS X 10.1 is not quite ready.
Now you too can generate Mac rumors just like the professionals do! All you have to do is select one of the options in each of the pop up menus below; when you’re done, just print the rumor out or copy it and email it to your favorite news site! If you go to all […]
Random features I’d like to see in future operating systems and computers:
Twenty-one ways to interpret XP.
If Apple lovers made bumper stickers….
2001 – Some things every Mac user should know about Microsoft Windows™.
Madame Chairperson, Esteemed Members of this August Committee, Members of the House of Representatives, and Mr. Speaker of the House of Representatives: Thank you for allowing me to address you on this most urgent matter.
Here’s a tale we originally posted on LEM back in 1997 and somehow lost as we moved from server to server. It’s a personal favorite.
2001 – Here is a partial glossary of terms you are likely to encounter when discussing supporting the Mac platform with a longtime Mac user. If you have more contributions, tack them on in the message board.
2001 – MacCentral will occasionally post “famous people” sightings, where celebrities and others use Macs as props or as tools in public. I was thinking about this the other day, and wondered if people in TV shows used computers as much as real people – and real computers, not those 67-point font monsters that say […]
The Royal Quiet De Luxe portable typewriter is about a ten pound machine capable of printing single page documents not wider than 9 inches and of indeterminate length. It was designed to allow the user to continue working while on board trains and in hotel rooms, but it was never practical for air travel, due […]
As everyone knows, in order to graduate from any reputable IT school, the anti-Mac chant is our first line of defense against having to deal with Mac users. Remember, a happy Mac user is an IT administrator’s nightmare . . . because they never call you!