Pretty soon another Macworld will be over. It’s been fun, but I’m ready to get home to the wife and kiddos. But first a few random thoughts on Macworld Expo San Francisco 2002.
Random thought number one: This show makes it clear that Mac OS X is the wave of the future for the Mac platform. While Mac OS 9 (and below) will be around for years to come, they’re the past. A glorious past in computing history, but the past nonetheless. Many applications are now Mac OS X only, from high end (Office X) to general use (iPhoto). And, based on some of the previews I’ve seen, you can count on Carbonized apps that will run on Mac OS 9.x, but which will boast new features that will only work with Mac OS X.
Random thought number two: The new iMac is a simply incredible machine and will sell a bazillion units. And since the new system is only 21 pounds, it’s relatively luggable. You’ll be seeing it EVERYWHERE at Macworld Tokyo and Macworld New York. And, yes, the folks at
Willow Design are already working on a carrying case for it, as well as one for the new 14-inch PowerBook.
Random thought number three: I love chatting with the folks during my session in the Mac User Group Lounge. The give and take is fun and invigorating. Thanks for inviting me, Chuck Joiner (and for the Hershey candy bars). And sign me up for New York.
Random thought number four: Jim and I had a chance to lunch with some of the 4D gang (Brendan, Naomi, CJ, and Sebastian) yesterday for lunch at the Thirsty Bear. We enjoyed the food and conversation.
Random thought number five: As exhausting as they are, I love the expos. Not only are they exciting and high energy, but I get the chance to see folks I usually only correspond with by phone or e-mail. Putting faces to names is great. Give me a few months to recover, and I’ll be ready for Macworld Expo New York in July.