As about a zillion readers pointed out the latest episode of “Survivor II” spotlighted an Indigo iMac and PowerBook G3s. The show’s contestants had a chance to chat with their loved ones in an “Outback Internet Cafe and used the Apple computers, though, in some instances, the logos were covered up.
Heather Nova, a singer/songwriter from the Bermuda Islands, as well as her husband and producer, Felix Tod, work with Macs, according to MacCentral reader Alessandro Facchetti.
During a recent interview, in answering the question, “What are the three things you would take to a deserted island?” Nova answered, “My guitar, lots of Evian, and my PowerBook.”
B8, a Danish supplier of office furniture prominently displays an iBook on their
Web site. In addition to being on the top of every page on the site, they’re presently running huge display adds all over Copenhagen using the same picture, reported Bjarne D Mathiesen.
In sharing his
on the “Star Trek Voyager” finale, artist and illustrator, Rick Sternbach, who has worked on various “Trek” series over the years, said, “The designs I laid down on paper and in my desktop PowerMac were translated into one of the last big physical models made for Star Trek, the beautiful five foot shooting miniature from Tony Meininger’s shop.” (Thanks to Benjamin F. DeClue III for sending this our way.)
While in Midland, TX, over Easter weekend, Neal Eaton spotted a few Macs in the Midland Mall. A CompUSA store in the mall had a large display of Macs close to the front of the store (from the mall entrance). In the mall’s center court, the Easter Bunny was there having his picture taken with all the kiddies.
“What were his helpers using?” Eaton said. “An Olympus Professional SLR digital camera hooked to an Indigo iMac. I am guessing that the parents could look at proofs onscreen to pick which pose they liked.”
George Wagner recently took his family to Sea World’s new Discovery Cove to the Dolphin Encounter, an opportunity to interact and swim with dolphins. Sea World photographers took their pictures during the adventure.
“When we were done, we went to an area that had about 12 iMacs for us to select which pictures were ours, and then choose which ones we wanted to purchase,” Wagner said. “Later when we went to pick up these pictures, and others that had been taken at the park, we went to a counter that had about 6-8 iMacs under the counter.”
The new movie, “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” has lots of Apple stuff, noted Peter Kline. On the title character’s desk and her boss’ desk are Apple flat panel displays. You can also see G3 keyboards and, in at least one scene, an iMac.
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