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Offline Matthew Schenker

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As Macworld Begins
« on: January 06, 2009, 12:05 PM »
Good Afternoon,
Apple certainly gets a lot of attention these days, with the Macworld event about to start.  Their products have created a fiercely loyal following, and their success has bred jealousy among their competitors.  So I was thrilled to read this little feature on The Onion about what Apple might come up with next.

Don't expect to see Steve Jobs (or Philip W. Schiller) reveal this at the Macworld event!

Take a look: Mac Laptop With a Wheel Instead of a Keyboard.

Matthew
FOG Designer and Creator

Offline Notorious T.O.D.

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Re: As Macworld Begins
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 03:11 PM »
Matt,

I am quite an apple fan vs PCs but my work forces me to use PCs while I mostly use macs at home.

Now a laptop with a wheel that would be "Thinking Different!!!"

Just not the same without Steve doing the Keynote though...

Best,
Todd

Offline tallgrass

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Re: As Macworld Begins
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 09:41 PM »
the Wheel!!!!! i assume that the laptop will come with a case of baby food. lets hope this is just a bad idea, can you imagine being so lazy that you can not type or that you need the computer to finish your thoughts because you find the whole idea of typing just toooooooooooo hard. i wonder if it will also have a bed stand and bed pan so you do not have to get out of bed. ;D ;D ;D

Offline erikfsn

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Re: As Macworld Begins
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 10:50 PM »
The Onion is a newspaper that does parodies. It's articles are often funny, but not real news.

There was something recently about a blogger that believed the article referenced about and wrote about it a bit. Bet s/he was embarrassed later.

Offline tallgrass

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Re: As Macworld Begins
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 03:24 AM »
i believe that it is a joke but it does fit the lifestyle that the mac world has. i still think they should sell baby food and color neutral  uni-sex  clothes. ;D ;D

Offline Dovetail65

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Re: As Macworld Begins
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009, 08:35 AM »
The Mac fever is similar to the Festool fever. Some just are so into it(super enthusiasts), they can overlook some things that may not be the best(idea) about the product line. Even though millions of reviews and users say the New Macs are a big let down, there are always the Mac lovers that just will not bend in their opinions. Saying stuff like well my Mac is 5 years old etc, not the point, the point is the new ones suck.

That commercial is hysterical and so true. I have seen the same fanaticism for Festools, heck I did it myself until I stepped back and really took a look at what I was doing and how much it cost me. One example is the Rotex. I love the dam thing, but as  a friend demonstrated the Bosch 1250 is every bit as good for 1/2 the cost. Of course I had to get the Bosch too. I still love my Rotex, but I am not so fanatical about the Festools  myself anymore. The quality control has always been hit or miss for me personally.

The commercial just brings home the point that just because a company has made good things you need not jump on board just because that particular company comes out with a so called "improvement" or the newest "in" gadget.

I judge each item individually now and can not call Festool the "best" across the board. I wish some of the Mac users would open their minds to the fact that PC's are not all bad.

« Last Edit: January 15, 2009, 09:03 AM by nickao »
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Offline Dave Ronyak

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Re: As Macworld Begins
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009, 10:13 AM »
True, Nick.  Experience, open eyes and an open mind are always the best teachers.  The latest model of the iPhone is pretty impressive in its capabilities in the hands of a person who knows how to set it up and use it.  My wife has a friend whose husband whose career has been centered in complex computer systems.  Recently he showed us some of the things the new iPhones he bought for wife and himself can do.  Pretty slick, with excellent screen display quality.  But not a product of much interest to me.  I did not own a cell phone until last September, and only use it for basic communication when needed.  I'll never use all the minutes provided on my basic plan, or texting and the internet capabilities.  So for me, more is not necessarily better.  Quality and excellent in execution of fundamental functions always will matter, though.   I try to think the same ways about my choices of woodworking tools.  And, of course, everyone has somewhat different tastes, different sized hands and bodies, and different ideas and methods of work with which they are comfortable.  So Festool may not always be the best, nor Macworld.

Dave R.
Friends, family and Festools make for a good retirement.  PCs...I'm not so sure.

Offline Notorious T.O.D.

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Re: As Macworld Begins
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2009, 11:02 AM »
Nick,

The thing I find interesting is that when you find something as good as the Festool at half the price you seem to get one but do you still keep the Festool?
If you keep both the Festool and the new one that doesn't seem to make sense tome unless you are just a tool junkie.  Or am I missing part of the stroy somewhere here?

Best,
Todd

Offline Dovetail65

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Re: As Macworld Begins
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009, 12:54 PM »
Oh yeah I keep the Festool!

You have to remember I am a tool junkie!  But this is my business and I need a back up and need a second for the times my kid helps me out.

Heck I think I have 13 or 14 routers now. And I need them all to make the work faster, simpler and more efficient.

Strike that I have 11 right now.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2009, 12:58 PM by nickao »
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Offline Notorious T.O.D.

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Re: As Macworld Begins
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2009, 02:02 PM »
Kind of reminds me of my days at GM when you would go out in the plant and see the cushman cart used by skilled trades and they had about 10 milwaukee heavy duty drills on a rack in the back.  Some people may look at all those drills and see wasted money, yet in reality it was great savings in time and money.  The drills would last for years but the minutes saved by not having to search for and change drill bits for the normal drilling tasks paid back dividends each and every day.  When they need to drill a 1" hole in concrete they simply grab the 1" drill and go to drilling, no searching and no setup time.

I also know of a cabinet shop where they buy a new shaper when they buy a new cutter for a new operation.  They probably have over 40 shapers but there is no setup time other than the initial setup and after the cutters get resharpened.  And it takes a more skilled employee to be able to setup the machine than it does to just turn it on and run the stock through it.  In the production environment these setup make a lot of time savings and money savings.

Best,
Todd

Offline Dovetail65

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Re: As Macworld Begins
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2009, 02:05 PM »
Well that is the reason for the routers. Different bit or different base or specific jig for each operation. Still I do not have enough for every possibility.

As most router users know the time is in the set up as you remarked on.

When I made cabinets I had 7 tables, one bit in each and I could fly through the arched top raised panel doors.
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