Wednesday, January 05, 2005

My Most Favoritest Time of the Year
Posted by Sam at 11:35 AM

It's early January. Here in Western Massachusetts, snow is falling lightly from the gray, comfortable sky. The leaf-less trees outside my office window are dusted with a fluffy whiteness... a cocaine-like whiteness. A whiteness that instills memories of an addiction that's enough to make any ex coke-head writhe from the hammering pangs of withdrawal... or so I have read. Yep, here in Western Massachusetts, it's snowing. I'm inside, overdosing on the caffeine from my third cup o' the good stuff, bathing in the gorgeous radiation pouring forth from my oversized 21 inch displays, and trying to stifle my schoolgirl-like giddiness. You see, this is my most favoritest (shut up. that's a word) time of the year. And, let me tell you why...

In less than one week, Mr. Steve Jobs (or Apple Daddy as I like to call him) CEO, Apple Computer, will take the stage at The Moscone Center in San Francisco for the Annual MacWorld Expo. The event is scheduled for January 11, at 9 am (12 noon, for us less fortunate inhabitants of the East Coast). I'm sure there will be a live webcast. I'll post an update with the url when it's available.

When Steve (can I call him that?) gives his keynote presentation, exciting things happen... magical things. Well, mostly new Apple hardware and software gets introduced. But damnit... that's enough for me! That's enough to make me and the rest of the cult (oh my, yes... we have achieved cult status) stay glued to our Quicktime stream for the duration of the presentation... caffeinated beverage of choice on hand... gotta keep our reflexes quick and attentive... wouldn't wanna miss one word... what's it gonna be? An iPhone? Reviving the Newton? Video iPod? G6 processor? The adrenaline taking over... can't breathe... mustn't blink... stay on target... wait for "Just one more thing..."

Oh, the anticipation! It gnaws at my cold, dead soul.

Anyway, stay tuned for more MacWorld related stuff. There's a fistful of rumors on the internets. We'll discuss those later. 'Til then, let me leave you with my two fondest MacWorld memories:

When I lived in San Francisco, I just walked into the Expo... No entrance fee, no name badge, no problem. I honestly didn't know that I was required to pay. Which I guess goes to prove that if you look like you know what you're doing, you're all set. This technique does not work however, when you walk into an Apple store, pick up an iMac G5 and promptly walk out. They'll stop you every time... no matter how confident you look. Believe me, I've tried.


When the 5gb iPod came out, I lusted for one massively. I held out though, insisting that larger capacity iPods were right around the corner. My pal Todd, a fellow Mac enthusiast and all-around tech junkie, put a burrito dinner on the line claiming that there would be no such announcement. Towards the end of his presentation, Steve did his usual nonchalant "Just one more thing." And there it was... the 20gb iPod. I win! Who's your daddy now, TK? (Oh... Todd and I have a similar bet going this year too. This time it's about the iPhone rumors. Only time will tell)

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Why, praetell, would you call Steve Jobs the Apple Daddy, and not the oh-so-much-more flowing Mac Daddy?

I mean, aside from that's what *I'm* called.

Comment By Blackwatch on January 05, 2005 1:16 PM

Apple Daddy is more endearing and less Kris Kross. But yes, Mac Daddy would have been more witty.

Comment By Sam on January 05, 2005 1:44 PM

favoritest is totally a word, but i think it works bestest when preceded by most. good done!

Comment By manuel noriega on January 06, 2005 12:02 AM

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