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My WWDC Whining

Postposted on Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:54 pm

I'm actually pretty excited about some of the announcements in the Apple WWDC keynote today. But two things are bugging me:

1. No new MacBook Pro? WTF?

2. A Mac Pro that looks like a garbage can? WWTF ("Whoa, What The ...")?

I'm not planning to buy a Mac Pro (or a garbage can). But the MBP thing bothers me... :(
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Re: My WWDC Whining

Postposted on Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:04 pm

BIF wrote:2. A Mac Pro that looks like a garbage can? WWTF ("Whoa, What The ...")?
Skeuomorphism lives!

I've been suggesting to friends that there's a coming convergence of design cues from Apple and Dyson, but I thought I was just kidding.
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Re: My WWDC Whining

Postposted on Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:16 pm

BIF wrote:1. No new MacBook Pro? WTF?

The MacBook Air was an easy update due to the lack of a Retina display. My guess is that the Haswell equipped MBAr will be out in the fall.

BIF wrote:2. A Mac Pro that looks like a garbage can? WWTF ("Whoa, What The ...")?

The centralized cooling core with one fan is a great idea. Expandability is provided by Thunderbolt 2. The small footprint is amazing (no need to store it under a desk).
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Re: My WWDC Whining

Postposted on Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:21 pm

UberGerbil wrote:I've been suggesting to friends that there's a coming convergence of design cues from Apple and Dyson, but I thought I was just kidding.

The Dyson reference is apt (and flattering). I get the same vibe from Dyson as I do from Apple:

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Re: My WWDC Whining

Postposted on Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:59 pm

UberGerbil wrote:Skeuomorphism lives!


Indeed it does, even in my language choices. :oops:

I've been suggesting to friends that there's a coming convergence of design cues from Apple and Dyson, but I thought I was just kidding.


^^ This is genius! Um..no Apple pun intended... :oops:
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Re: My WWDC Whining

Postposted on Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:02 pm

End User wrote:The centralized cooling core with one fan is a great idea. Expandability is provided by Thunderbolt 2. The small footprint is amazing (no need to store it under a desk).


I agree. It's not as big as a garbage can after all. It's more like a tissue-box sized Cray!

End User wrote:The Dyson reference is apt (and flattering). I get the same vibe from Dyson as I do from Apple.


Yep, me too!
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