So that’s what that smell was…
Ah the keynote. Yesterday I really missed working in an office with Thomas and Kris and other Apple/techno-philes because we’d usually gather around someone’s computer, or we’d each have a liveblog up on our machines, trading shouts of “No way!” over the cubicle walls. With no one around fueling my fervor, I didn’t even log into the sites when it started. I grabbed some lunch, started working on the day’s Sudoku puzzle and then about 30 mins into it I started checking out what the sites were saying. I did have James sending me some IMs and I tried to bug Gregory, who knew nothing about the keynote, but beyond that nada. Later on I bugged Fredo for a bit, then Kris and I chatted. Twitter was pretty silent during it, however it also seemed to go down at the same time, so I’m sure there were many people trying to send Apple related tweets in that never saw the light of day.
Anyway, in case you were under a rock or just didn’t care, Apple finally revealed what was “in the air” yesterday. Along with an update to the iPhone and iPod Touch, he announced a few new products, one of them being the MacBook Air which is more or less what people have been chomping at the bit for for a while now.
My reaction to it was very similar to my reaction to the iPhone. That is the future. I definitely want to see one up close and in person, but there was this horrifying realization that if I wanted to, I could just buy it… with cash! Well, debit card, but still. It ships in 2 weeks, but hopefully it’ll be in stores for ogling pretty soon. I’ll bug my friend that works for Big Temptation to let me know when I can shoulder check my way through the fanboys and put my greasy fingers on one. 😀
Now to turn it around and show some link love for the comic book geeks/lovers out there. Gallery 1988: LA is currently hosting Under the Influence: A Tribute to Stan Lee. There is some amazing, uncanny, fantastic, strange and incredible — see what I did there? — artwork on display and for sale. Excelsior!