MacCentral reader Philippe Bisson just bought a serial killer novel by A.J. Holt called “Catch Me,” in which the main character is a female FBI agent/computer hacker. Interestingly, the cover of the book is made to look exactly like a closed Pismo PowerBook minus the Apple logo; there’s even a die cut latch.
“When you open the cover page you have a picture of the keyboard (tinted blue),” Bisson said. “Oddly, they moved the trackpad above the keyboard (go figure). In any case, it is clearly a Pismo. The paperback (I haven’t seen what the hardcover looks like) is published by St.Martin’s Paperbacks. The funny thing is that I hadn’t even noticed the cover design until after purchasing the book (well, at least I hadn’t consciously noticed it).”
As dozens of MacCentral readers have pointed out, a new Mercedes-Benz commercial shows iMacs. The ad, for Mercedes “E” Series, shows Noah’s Ark being loaded with priceless, one of a kind items, such as animals, great works of art (Bach, Mozart, Miles Davis, etc.), and, of course, the company’s automobiles. Just before the two Mercedes E Series cars run up the ramp to the Ark, someone is seen carrying an iMac.
Liverpool football (soccer to some of us) player Vegard Heggem mentions on his
personal Web site of having to provide technical assistance for all the Wintel users in the squad. He said he’s most knowledgeable about Apple Macs and is pictured with his PowerBook, reported George Hume.
Jeff Logan said that the band U2’s Web site is posting on a Mac along with it’s online store, which is done in Web Catalog.
See for yourself.
CNET there is (or at least was) an article that talks about the Democrats challenging the Bush Administration on government funded technology, according to Joe Dangelo. The choice of laptops for two of the three Democrats speaking? iBooks.
Drew Carey’s desk from his self-titled show has a Cube and Apple flat panel monitor on it. And it seems to be running Mac OS X, according to several readers.
Kris Selvig spotted a PowerBook on Fox’s “Boston Public.” In the scene in question, a teacher walked up to the principal and other teachers, PB in hand, and opens it up to show an animation supposedly being displayed on a student’s Web site.
“Whether he had downloaded and saved the video or was running it via AirPort was not made clear,” Selvig added. “You could easily see the big white Apple logo on the outside and the word PowerBook below the open screen with small white logo above. And the Apple portable made a return visit to show a video clip of two teachers secretly taped while engaged in liplock (also purportedly being shown on the Web site in question).”
In this week’s edition of “The West Wing,” a Titanium PowerBook was being used by White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler.
In the new movie, “The Tailor of Panama,” the character played by Pierce Brosnan used a Pismo PowerBook on a plane, and Jamie Lee Curtis’ character uses one throughout the movie. What’s more, the kid playing Curtis and Geoffrey Rush and Jamie Lee Curtis’ child used an Orange iBook, reported Ben Lee.
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