It’s been a long day, and I’m typing on ye olde Tibook for what I fear will be one of the last times (the poor metal hulk is in its final days, with a permanent green line on the screen that extends from top to bottom about 3 centimeters from the right edge).I managed once more to make it into the Keynote, albeit barely (no seats left, so I stood with hundreds of others at the back). There must have been the equivalent of the population of a small city in the West Hall of the Moscone Convention Center. It was a little unnerving just getting up and down the series of escalators to the third level where the Keynote was. If we didn’t keep moving, there could have been an ugly pile-up.
The newly announced iPhone looks very impressive, and I’m pleased to see Apple once again pulling the rest of the industry forward. Many people (myself included) would have very different lives if not for the creative energies of this legendary company, now 30 years old. Jobs also announced that Apple Computer was changing the name of the company to simply ‘Apple, Inc.’ That said, I’ve been disappointed to hear that Apple has no new laptop computer for me to replace this one with (I was hoping for something small and light, but it looks like the 15-inch will have to do). They may be losing the Computer from the name, but they’ll keep making their former namesake.
Haven’t seen as many people that I know as usual. That may be because I’ve been spending most of the first 2 days in a class on administering an OS X Server.