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Exhibiting or not
Authored by: lmaestro on Jan 09, '02 10:03:22PM

Hi Rob,

It was nice to meet the face behind this site. Thanks Rob for making it possible. Mac OS X Hints might have its own 100x100' booth at Macwold one day!

iMac was THE baby of the show. I counted more than 50 of these on Apple booth, plus 2 iBooks, 2 Powerbook, a few PowerMac. The second BIG guy of the Apple booth: Canon with its video camera. So many were hanging over an iMac.

The 2 other BIG guys were Adobe and Procreate. I really think Procreate with Painter did a great job at Macworld.
- 2 booths completely seperate
- A great company booth with nice warn layout
- An awesome class room with quanties of essels and live modeling

When we met, I mentioned the lack of business professional application or even bsd application such as MySQL, PHP programming... I hope this will come very soon. At least, we'll see it in 5 years.

Adobe was impressive. They did a good job by trying to display that THEY were Mac OS X Ready and the only one solution. Also, I think they were so excited to be the only one large software company (except Apple and MS) that they lost their focus and tried to do to much:
- 2 theaters for simultaneous presentation
- Classroom close to the booth.
- They should have trained their demo guys on their products. I found that Golive was absolutely not demoed well. Showing the easy way to import roll over pictures into Golive or design nice diagram was the minimum you expect from this kind of soft. So when I asked about PHP and database driven stuff, the answer was: "The PHP demo isn't installed". In addition to that, they did consider the database driven part of the software and came up with Lasso Studio. Too bad.

Regarding the missing guys and new kids in town
Macromedia and Quark were the 2 missing guys. This is bad and even scary because for a while alternatives are reduced to minimum. I wish this would change soon. Fortunetaly, we have new people at macworld who bring nice things. First choice: OMNI Group. They have really cool people and encourage feedback. I aslo played around with ThinkFree (check, Mesa Spreadsheet, Missing link for Sony Clie, FastTrack (I will not need MS project anymore), and many others.

What's next?
Probably a PowerMac G5. Since the G4 is now the low end chip for Macintosh. Wait for Macworld Tokyo or Seybold SF.

Bring back to the office a poster of the iMac and attract the coworkers. They will run to your office to see it.

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Macromedia, not?
Authored by: chip on Jan 10, '02 08:31:49AM

Hi Rob,

I have been reading many sites looking for an indication that Macromedia was there. Last year, they were with a modest, but decent booth (I've still got the tee shirt). I decided not to go this year. However, the only reason now that I have to boot up classic is for the Dreamweaver/Fireworks suite, and occasionally Flash.

They were quick out of the box with Freehand, but have been silent, as far as I can tell, about Dreamweaver on their site. This is indeed scary and would be a major defection if they have just avoided the show all together. This is especially true, it seems to me, given the ubiquitous nature of Flash. Rob, I'll bet a number of us would be grateful if you could nose around on this issue and get some kind of feedback from those in the Know from Apple, given your well-deserved growing reputation? How about your new best friend, Pogue?


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Exhibiting or not
Authored by: design-nut on Jun 09, '07 11:06:31PM
It is known that Apple did the deisgn for the harmon and Kardon Isub and Isticks Soundsitcks speakers?

I found this web line that says a Mechianical Engineer at Apple worked on the PD Deisgn for the harmon & kardon Isub & Isitcks Soundsticks while he was at Apple?

Funny Apple wanted the design the work with its system to much that they did the design work themselves.

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