MBA is hot

Posted by: FSM

MBA is hot - 03/03/08 03:07 PM

<a href="http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080302-macbook-air-aflutter-demand-stays-strong-sold-out-often.html">Ars link</a><br><br>snippet:<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>After a full month of being on the market, the MacBook Air is still a difficult commodity to obtain in some markets (not all), and Apple is still quoting a 5-7 business day minimum shipping time even for the most standard models ordered from its web site.<p><hr></blockquote><p>
Posted by: Mike

Re: MBA is hot - 03/03/08 03:20 PM

Wow...and I thought you were referring to the MBA 'running hot'! <br><br>[color:blue][/b]Hodie mihi. Cras tibi.</font color=blue>[/b]
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/03/08 03:41 PM

I'm not in the least surprised. The naysayers just made me laugh. They're clueless. From the moment I laid eyes on the MBA, when the first shipment came into the Maui store, I knew it would be a huge hit. I was there listening to customers coming into the store and drooling. Ditto for the Apple store in Honolulu.<br><br>Hope this helps AAPL during the "recession". <br><br>
Posted by: Piper_14

Re: MBA is hot - 03/03/08 03:43 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Wow...and I thought you were referring to the MBA 'running hot'!<p><hr></blockquote><p>Ditto!<br><br>Who was it who said, "A computer with no optical drive and a price too high won't ever sell?" <br><br><br>My Wii: 5721 8516 7937 9434 (PM me if you Wii)
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/03/08 03:46 PM

A few nitwits in this very forum said that. <br><br>Of course a few are the same ones who said the iPod would never sell as well.<br><br>You forgot the bit about no one wanting a machine with a built in battery. <br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by margadagio on 03/03/08 06:48 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: MBA is hot - 03/03/08 04:17 PM

My MBA is as cool as a cucumber. With that battery that does not come out (poor pathetic me) I run it all day without plugging in. There is virtually no heat. If I do have to use it when charging I get a very mild warm spot under the Q key. Compared the the nut roasting MBP15 or the 12inchMBG4 it feels like air conditioning.<br><br>Every day I love it more (Peewee:But I'm not going to marry it.) The angled cable on the mag connection is perfect. I think I will finally stop busting these wires off making sparks.<br><br>I hope it stays hot. After a few weeks it still has a wow factor. It is ridiculous how I have to demo it and hand it around the table if I bring it to a meeting. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: DLC

Re: MBA is hot - 03/03/08 05:35 PM

Dang... I thought you were talking about the Degree !!<br><br>good news.... too bad the stock market is crap right now.<br><br>David (OFI)
Posted by: Mike

Re: MBA is hot - 03/03/08 05:45 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>A few nitwits in this very forum said that.<p><hr></blockquote><p>[color:red] I'm sorry! </font color=red> <br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue][/b]Hodie mihi. Cras tibi.</font color=blue>[/b]
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/03/08 06:26 PM

You should be sorry. <br><br>j/k <br><br>There were a fair number of naysayers. You had plenty of company.<br><br>
Posted by: Mississauga

Re: MBA is hot - 03/03/08 07:08 PM

Welcome to the nitwits club. I'm a card-carrying member.<br><br>- alec -
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/03/08 09:54 PM

I can afford to be smug.... now that I know I'm right. Could have gone either way. <br><br>
Posted by: eckhard

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 12:06 AM

<br>I think you may be misinterpreting criticism or suggestions with naysaying (or cluenessless) ... not the same thing.<br><br>There are far more hatchbacks or sedans sold than sports convertibles. The MBA is a clear specialty product, a convertible for those, who do not need four seats and a trunk. It will sell, because there will always be people, who either need exactly that constellation, work with institutional budgets or simply like the latest and fastest and don't care what it costs. Sales will never reach those of the more pedestrian full-featured models and pointing that out, isn't naysaying.<br><br>Same applied to the iPhone in Europe.<br>Everything "the European posters" had stated about the iPhone did come true, including the actual sales, if you care to go back to the day after the introductions in Europe, where I wrote that at the most 100,000 would be sold in Germany. <br>O2 may put a nice face on it, but 200,000 units for Britain are dismal, and a combined <200,000 for Germany+France are pathetic.... but not unexpected by those with a clue about international markets.<br>The rah-rah crowd here (actually still MCF) shouted us down for naysaying or trying to stifle Apple's right to do business the way they wanted to, we only stated what we believed would happen. <br>That's not naysaying either, is it?<br><br>One can well be a fan and still try and keep an objective view. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: trey

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 06:48 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p><br>Who was it who said, "A computer with no optical drive and a price too high won't ever sell?"<p><hr></blockquote><p>I don't know, but I so rarely use the optical drive on my iBook that it may as well not be there.<br><br>I just saw a MBA the other day. A girl in my Media Law class has one, and it's beautiful!<br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 07:07 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Sales will never reach those of the more pedestrian full-featured models and pointing that out, isn't naysaying.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Wanna bet? It would be hard to draw the line but the smallest Apple Computer prior to MBA is the MBP 15 inch. The MBA is going to outsell the MBP15 inch. I bet once the volume of delivery matches need the first three months of MBA selling will be off scale compared to the other models.<br><br>A subset of people like the smaller Porsche over a MBW sedan. But that subset will grow like crazy once they get to fondle one of these babies. Then once the solid state drive becomes affordable it is Katie bar the doors.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 07:27 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I can afford to be smug.... now that I know I'm right.<p><hr></blockquote><p>The Cube was in short supply and selling like hotcakes for a few months...<br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 08:03 AM

The MBA will sell ..... lots! <br><br>Go to an Apple store and gauge the reaction of folks when they see and feel the MBA. I'll grant the MBA is for a specific market but it's a fairly good sized market. Not everyone spends all day in an office with an occasional call down the street. There are thousands who spend more time on the road than they do at home. For those who are constantly hopping on planes it's a dream come true.<br><br>A quote from the article:<br>"A recurring theme in our discussions with the folks at the Apple Store (who just love to gab, it must be a job requirement) is that the MacBook Air is a switcher device."<br><br>I can believe that from listening to some of the customers in the Apple store. Mac people don't ask the sales staff about anti virus software.<br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 08:10 AM

You're comparing the Cube to the MBA? Oh wait, you already did that here.<br>Well let me say FMITGA here so I can easily find this thread six months from now. One of us will be eating crow when we revisit this thread. Should I bring up your "iPods neat but way way too expensive they won't sell" threads?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: eckhard

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 09:24 AM

<br>I did write "more pedestrian, full featured" models, didn't I?<br><br>No doubts that as a single model, the MBA will sell quite well, because of it's sex appeal and novelty. <br>It will take sales from both the 13" MacBooks and the 15" MBPs, but in its current iteration, it has to be an expensive second machine.<br>Lower priced solid state drives will increase desirability, but that still won't make the Air a stand-alone unit. <br><br>Also, Apple will (hopefully) also update the other laptops soon .. despite the emphasis on downloading and renting, it would be nice to see a Blu-Ray drive - and that will also reshuffle the line-up once again.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Jim_

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 09:48 AM

They just speed bumped the laptops so it will be probably 6 months at least.<br><br>------> JD's Trivia game<br><br>------> MCF-MM Trivia game
Posted by: polymerase

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 09:58 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>but that still won't make the Air a stand-alone unit. <p><hr></blockquote><p>You're still thinking the loss of an optical drive makes it a lesser machine. I bet you are wrong. I bet that the CD and DVD platter is on the endangered list. Like the dodo bird and the floppy, they are old technology. Gigabyte thumb drives as well as wireless and mail attachments have already replaced the optical drive as a useful computer accessory.<br><br>I have seven laptops that I use and pass around to my staff. One of them said yesterday that their CD drive wasn't working. I replied, "Who cares?" He said he couldn't watch a DVD on the way to Salt Lake. I replied, "learn to rip them." I do not think my situation is all that unusual in that I have not used an optical drive in my laptop in years. It's all FTP or thumb drive or wireless.<br><br>Now if you think a 1.6Ghz Core 2 Duo is hobbled or is not up to the task think again. I was asked at a meeting for the raw data. No problem. I opened a 7,998 line Excel Spreadsheet and wrote a calculation using 2x7,998 cells. Checkmark, there was the verification in a heartbeat. It's very capable for business.<br><br>It has two things which are not compromised. A very high resolution screen big enough to not be thought of as small and a very usable keyboard which is not shrunk in any way. <br><br>I do not understand how someone would label this machine as a "novelty". A Blu-Ray drive? In a laptop? That will be the novelty on the heavier laptops. For light weight thank you no. Do I want to spend a half century ripping a BluRay disk on my laptop? Too slow. DVD, too slow. CD, too slow.<br><br>
Posted by: eckhard

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 10:10 AM

<br>[color:blue]You're still thinking the loss of an optical drive makes it a lesser machine.</font color=blue><br><br>I am not using the term "lesser" at all, actually. Different, undoubtedly.<br>To install software or to rebuild what's on it, the Air depends on network access and another computer ..... that's what I am referring to.<br>It is a slick add-on computer, but not a useful stand-alone ...... yet.<br><br>I also didn't "label the air a novelty", but said that it would sell because of sex appeal and novelty. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 10:13 AM

Sex appeal and novelty? Tell me that when I'm at a dead run between terminals trying to catch a connection or lifting my bag into the overhead compartment.<br><br>Of course it's a second machine. There has never been a suggestion the MBA would be a stand alone. Believe it or not there are many of us who have both a laptop AND a desktop machine. As for expensive? The price is the same as I paid for my Al PB two years ago.<br><br>What's with your fixation about downloading and renting? I've purchased a few apps that were downloads. Nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact, I'd rather have that than a physical CD/DVD. I'd love to see more applications go this route. As for movies, I'd like to rent movies with a click of my mouse.<br><br>I've monitored my laptop use this vacation. A MBA would have done nicely. If it was my only Mac then of course it would never do.<br><br>I can imagine how someone on the go constantly would feel owning a MBA. Heaven. <br><br>
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 10:18 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>One of them said yesterday that their CD drive wasn't working. I replied, "Who cares?" He said he couldn't watch a DVD on the way to Salt Lake. I replied, "learn to rip them."<p><hr></blockquote><p>lol...<br><br>So, if his laptop is his only computer, which isn't unusual in this day and age, and his DVD drive isn't working, then how exactly is he supposed to rip a DVD?<br><br>DVD drives aren't going to go the way of the Dodo anymore than downloads are the death knell of blu-ray. No way a company is going to spend $2 on thumb drives to distrubute software when they can press a DVD for 50 cents, and broadband hasn't saturated enough places to make getting rid of media an option for at least another decade if not longer.<br><br>So what eckhard says rings true. The air is a fabulous add on machine. But not completely feasible as an only machine with it's standard configuration.<br><br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 10:22 AM

The future is in downloadable applications. Just watch. What poly says has a ring of truth to it. It won't be long before physical media is little used. <br><br>
Posted by: starmillway

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 10:32 AM

<blockquote>Wanna bet? It would be hard to draw the line but the smallest Apple Computer prior to MBA is the MBP 15 inch. The MBA is going to outsell the MBP15 inch. I bet once the volume of delivery matches need the first three months of MBA selling will be off scale compared to the other models.</blockquote><br><br>I'm in! Put me down for $20 in your little black book!<br><br>No way will that be a big in numbers sold unit compared to the other lappies! <br><br>It is a great product, but for just a certain niche of Mac users.<br><br>$20 !! and I expect to honor the bet <br><br>Katie barring the door!<br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 11:12 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>So, if his laptop is his only computer, which isn't unusual in this day and age, and his DVD drive isn't working, then how exactly is he supposed to rip a DVD?<p><hr></blockquote><p>You don't see my meaning between the lines? I'm the boss, what I am telling my staff is they better be reading poster abstracts on that laptop. But if they indeed needed to rip a DVD there are 27 computers in the lab. Rip before you leave. But that answer actually implies this fallacy that the MBA is necessarily a second computer only. If I quit my job today I would own an MBA and nothing else. I don't have desktop machines at home. I am tethered to a desk only in the lab because of data collection.<br><br>The MBA is a computer which does not require you to own another computer. Even if I lived on St Martins I could find a computer I could borrow for the once in a lifetime install from a CD.<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>DVD drives aren't going to go the way of the Dodo anymore than downloads are the death knell of blu-ray. No way a company is going to spend $2 on thumb drives to distrubute software when they can press a DVD for 50 cents,<p><hr></blockquote><p>Did I imply that BluRay was dead? Of course not. They will be used to deliver quality movies to large panel TVs for the next five years at least if not much more. I thought we were talking about computers though. Yes, wingnuts wanting their high quality porn on mobile laptops will get BluRay. All desktops will have BluRay R/W. but light weight laptops will not need it.<br><br>What is the biggest thing wrong with an MBA today? ... You have to plug it in every once in a while. How do you extend battery life? You make the MBA not move a molecule. Once solid state drives in the 128GB range are affordable (this May for $750.00) my MBA will not spin or move or emit one sound. My battery life just got a lot longer. Try putting a low tech spinning optical drive in there and I'll depants you.<br><br>I think there is one bizarre thing about how I use a computer that does not match up to the general audience. Maybe two. I rarely watch movies (I went to no old men in this country which was my first theater experience since Lion King) and I don't watch TV. (I do get the rare series like Lost and watch the whole year on a weekend.) I also do not play any computer games (except Sodoku). I read books made out of paper. So my usage of my optical drives really is zero. I will stick by my statement though that CD/DVD optical drives are as dead as the dodo. There will be BluRay drives for movies but using them as backup or transporting data they are past their useful life expectancy. They are two slow. BluRay is too slow for that. You want to rip 50GBs? Or would you rather go outside and smell the flowers?<br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: eckhard

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 11:14 AM

<br>It isn't my fixation with downloading or renting I'm referring to but Apple's.<br>There was more about that in the keynote than about computers. ;)<br>All this seems to reduce Apple's interest in high resolution hardcopy media, like Blu-Ray.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 11:17 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I'm in! Put me down for $20 in your little black book!<p><hr></blockquote><p> You're on. I FMITGA label this post. Six months we will check to see how niche product the MBA is.<br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 11:32 AM

You and I differ in that I'd never accept an MBA as my sole machine. Giving up my 24" monitor back home is very difficult. Spoiled I guess.<br><br>I honestly believe most people will consider the MBA as a second machine. <br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 11:34 AM

Wow! You sure read more into the Keynote than I did. <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 11:35 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>You're comparing the Cube to the MBA? <p><hr></blockquote><p>I'm not comparing anything. I simply said that the Cube sold well too for a while. We obviously won't know how popular the MBA will be long term for a year or so.<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>FMITGA<p><hr></blockquote><p>OK, I know that's some kind of "Internet shorthand" but I honestly don't know what it means. <br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>One of us will be eating crow when we revisit this thread.<p><hr></blockquote><p>It won't be me, because I've never said (that I recall) that the MBA WON'T sell well. I've said in the past that I don't know that I agree there is a huge market for the thing. We won't know how well it sells for another year or so - after the "cool & new" factor wears off.<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Should I bring up your "iPods neat but way way too expensive they won't sell" threads?<p><hr></blockquote><p>You can if you want, if it makes you feel better. I also said the Cube won't sell well - care to bring those threads up? I also said Adobe InDesign would eventually kill Quark as the market leader - despite most everyone threatening to have me sent to the white room with padded walls for saying such a thing. Well, I don't see anyone eating any crow now.<br><br>Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.<br><br>For the record, I never said the MBA was crap. I just think that it's incredibly overpriced for what you get. It's certainly cool looking, and the form factor is beautiful - but so are a lot of products that functionally are a failure.<br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 11:52 AM

FMITGA is a meaningless acronym I use to mark internet pages so I can then find them later by just searching FMITGA. I need to start using another one because it actually does mean something. Adam Sandler made a goat say it.<br><br><br><br><br>XYZZYFMITGA<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: starmillway

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 12:21 PM

For the record, I never said the MBA was crap.<br><br>Me either.<br><br>I think it is innovative and has a lot of WOW factor. I just don't think it is going to make a gigantic splash like a lot of other Apple products have had such loarge success! <br><br><br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 12:39 PM

If you're gonna compare a MBA to something such as an iMac then of course you are going to be right. There aren't now nor will there ever be crowds clamoring at Apple's doors to get an MBA. It will, however, be a very big success.<br><br>
Posted by: eckhard

downloads... forever...? Maybe. - 03/04/08 01:18 PM

<br>Tthe networks are beginning to smoke ... believe it or not .. the internet is emitting as much CO2 now as all civilian air travel, and with so many business models based on limitless bandwidth, the providers will demand a slice of the cake as well.<br><br>Those flat-rate plans will disappear again, mark my words, and the ecologically and economically much sounder media will survive.<br>Much better for the environment anyway, to pass on your movie-DVD than for everyone to download it.<br><br>Besides, do you really want your watching reading and listening habits be known to all the sales bots in the internet?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: eckhard

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 01:19 PM

<br>well, I try and get the big picture. ;)<br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: downloads... forever...? Maybe. - 03/04/08 01:34 PM

Sorry, Eck. The writing has been on the wall for some time and it has nothing to do with Apple. They just happen to be smart enough to realize and capitalize on it. Technology marches onward and upward whether we approve or like it. Poly is right, physical media such as CD/DVD will one day be right up there with 8 track players. The generations to come will look at those round disks and laugh the same way I giggle at floppy disks right now.<br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: downloads... forever...? Maybe. - 03/04/08 01:40 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p><br>Besides, do you really want your watching reading and listening habits be known to all the sales bots in the internet?<p><hr></blockquote><p> Yes! Then they will know what I like and tailor adverts and specials to me. Why is this any different then in the 50s the shoe salesman knowing my mother and her kids and knowing what kind of shoe she liked the last time she came in?<br><br>Why is that somehow scary?<br><br>
Posted by: eckhard

Re: downloads... forever...? Maybe. - 03/04/08 01:51 PM

<br>[color:blue]Why is that somehow scary?</font color=blue><br><br>.... because that shoe salesman was not likely to contact anyone else when he noticed foreign pebbles in your soles....<br><br><br><br>
Posted by: eckhard

Strike Three .... you're out! - 03/04/08 01:51 PM

<br>Seven laptops, don't watch movies or TV and read analog books ...... nope, my good man, you just disqualified yourself completely. (Heck, Jobs in his Times interview stated that Americans don't read anymore, and here you go, proving him wrong..... nope, that won't work.<br><br>Blu-Ray will be a high-end video and super storage product, since affordable 100GB disks are on the horizon. <br>Cheaper than solid state, more robust than hard drives, easy to ship ..... I will go through oodles of them in my work.<br><br>Also, many civilians have switched to laptops because they rather do their surfing and letter writing on their sofas instead of being tied to a desk. In my own immediate family - roughly 25 people ranging in age from 13 to 84 - there are at least 15 laptops to perhaps 3-4 desktops. (Not quite true, I have two workhorse PCs, and my younger brother, who is chief editor at one of Germany's leading computer magazines (Heise Verlag, Hannover) runs a few Linux boxes to control his model trains. wink )<br><br>I still think the MBA is a nifty second machine. ;)<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: downloads... forever...? Maybe. - 03/04/08 01:55 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Technology marches onward and upward whether we approve or like it. Poly is right, physical media such as CD/DVD will one day be right up there with 8 track players.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Problem is, right now the internet is worse than those 8 track players. When you talk about physical media, unless there is a gee whiz development, there simply isn't enough bandwidth to abandon physical media and there might not be anytime in the next 30 years. Are you willing to fork over $300 a month for internet access of those kinds of speeds that will be required? Bandwidth isn't free it must be built, and if it's not paid for by subscribers it must be subsidized through taxes.<br><br>Hell, until two weeks ago I had to settle for dial-up. There are millions of people in this country (hell all over the world) that not only have to settle for dialup still, but at speeds equivalent to a 14.4 modem or slower! Until everyone can download gigs of data per second, what you speak of isn't going to materialize. Sure, I can download full length HD movies.. but I also can drive to the store and back faster.<br><br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!
Posted by: SteveS

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 01:56 PM

"The Cube was in short supply and selling like hotcakes for a few months..."<br><br>I was just reading through this thread and wondering when someone would consider another possibility for Apple being short on supply. Not to be a "nay sayer", but... like the iPhone, I'm sure there is some pent up demand for such a product. However, this seems to be more of a niche product to me. I'm sure Apple knows this. Apple has to make a fair guess at how much of any given product to produce. Until I see sales figures which would indicate this is really a hot product, I'm more inclined to believe it's a niche product that is initially selling better than Apple's expectations. Another possibility is that Apple is encountering supply shortages from one of it's vendors, etc. I hope I'm wrong on this. Remember, I even doubted Apple was going to revisit the sub-notebook class at all. <br><br>
Posted by: starmillway

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 02:17 PM

Whoops! If you think I was comparing the air to the iMac, I'm sorry I misled you. Our bet is based on:<br><br>The MBA is going to outsell the MBP15 inch.<br><br>$20 smacker-roos! <br><br>When you say the MBA will be a very big success, you and I may just disagree what 'big' is. <br><br>I'm saying it is a very 'specialty' item that will not appeal to, or be bought by the multitudes of folk who bought the MBP15 inch or any other book.<br><br>Now, now, don't go tying me down to specifics. I know I got out of the 15inch category there again. <br><br><blockquote>Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.</blockquote><br><br>Gave me a big laugh. But, my bet may prove me the bug this time. However, my life doesn't hang on it nor will I claim any bragging rights if I win the bet. It's all in fun. <br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: eckhard

Re: downloads... forever...? Maybe. - 03/04/08 02:31 PM

<br>[color:blue]Poly is right, physical media such as CD/DVD will one day be right up there with 8 track players. The generations to come will look at those round disks and laugh the same way I giggle at floppy disks right now.</font color=blue><br><br>I make my living moving what previous generations have created into formats which hopefully someone in the future will still be able to access and enjoy. The media types will change, no doubt, but not people's desire to own their lives in some tangible form. <br><br>One can only hope that these media will be half as durable as the analog ones from yore. Because the alternative - having all one's media reside in some pie in the sky server - means that sooner or later, willfully or by accident, someone is going to pull the wrong switch, and poof!<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 04:11 PM

My gut tells me both you and poly are wrong. The MBA will sell somewhere inbetween how many you imagine and what poly thinks. <br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 04:20 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>what poly thinks.<p><hr></blockquote><p> I bought a Cube too. <br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 04:38 PM

oh oh <br><br>Glad I went up the middle. <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 04:43 PM

sitting on the fence leaves you with nothing but sore balls, or splinters in your [censored] <br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 04:59 PM

Ouch!<br><br>Better than a broken neck. <br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 05:11 PM

I am so jealous! My iPhone elicits the same response, so I'm not THAT jealous, but my iBook is getting long in the tooth and I'm seriously NOT looking at MBA. Nope, I'm not even being tempted. No, nada, I can't (until I finish college). <br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 05:20 PM

Have you seen and held a MBA yet?<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 05:21 PM

Nope. But I wish! <br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 05:22 PM

Don't <br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 05:25 PM

Marg, I'll hold a MBA only if you agree to hold all of my credit cards and refuse to give them back to me until I come back to my senses! <br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 05:39 PM

Deal!!<br><br>I came close.... I mean REALLY close. Steve could see the MBA lust in my eyes as he nudged me towards the door. (kidding, sorta)<br><br> If not for the fact I owe mega taxes when I get home, I'd be an MBA owner right now. My credit card was burning in my pocket. <br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 06:14 PM

You know, Marg, the main reason I leave my 12" iBook at home is because it's so heavy. A MBA would be light enough to bring with me anywhere. So, keep me away from it, at least until I'm done paying my college tuition! <br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: starmillway

Re: MBA is hot - 03/04/08 09:11 PM

Spoken like a politician! Ha!<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: eckhard

look at it this way.... - 03/05/08 03:08 AM

<br>... by the time you are ready, they will be at MBA revision 2 or 3 ..... lighter, more connections, cheaper, bigger solid date drive....<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: eckhard

no, no, no, no..... - 03/05/08 03:24 AM

<br>The bet was quite simple: Polly said the MBA would outsell the MBP15 and Kate disagreed.<br>Sooooo, if the MBP15 sells even one more copy than the MBA, Kate has twenty smackeroos coming. ;)<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: look at it this way.... - 03/05/08 03:42 PM

Eckhard, you have a way of making a person feel better about not having one (yet). . You are 100% correct! Sometimes it's good to be patient. <br><br>