As a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan, MacCentral reader Christopher Smyth was thrilled to see, during the Game 4 sweep between the Leafs and Ottawa Senators at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, a row of beautiful blue and white iBooks and G3 PowerBooks in the media box high above the fans.
Anything you read in the satirical Web site-publication, the Onion, should be taken with a dose of humor, but
a recent story
mentions the “cuteness” of the Tangerine iMac. (Thanks to Luke Kittrell for sending this our way.)
Several folks pointed out that, during a recent episode of “ER” (Thursday, April 19), the actress who plays Carrie Weaver is sitting at a table using a new Titanium PowerBook.
A recent contestant on “The Weakest Link” game show identified Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as the co-founders of …. IBM. Apple was the correct answer. But you knew that, of course. (Thanks to Harvey Lee for sending this our way.)
In the NBC series “The West Wing”, in the episodes, “The Stackhouse Filibuster” and “17 People”, a G4 Titanium PowerBook can be seen on Communication Director Toby Ziegler’s desk, Wayland Chang said.
Kevin Wuzzardo pointed out that the cast of Fox’s “Boston Public” routinely use PowerBook G3s to view the controversial Web site published by a student. Sarah Jessica Parker’s character writes her New York sex column on a PowerBook G3 on HBO’s “Sex in the City,” he added.
Paul Guzewicz reported that someone on the new TV movie version of “Murder on the Orient Express” was using a new Titanium PB. Unfortunately, he didn’t notice which character it was.
There was an iMac on the desk of Ben Affleck in the movie, “Bounce,” Doug Smith said.
Several readers say that the sequel, “Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles,” has lots of iMacs. Making “cameos” is a PowerBook G3, a Graphite iMac, a tangerine iBook, and a 15-inch Apple Studio Display.
In the movie, “Heartbreakers” with Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt, there’s a shot of a computer screen with what is clearly OS X.
“In the movie they do an online banking transaction with a shot of a moving progress bar on the computer screen,” R. Mansfield said. “The operating system they are using is OS X. At the time the movie was shot it would have had to have been the either the Public beta or an earlier developer’s beta.”
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