In the Spring 2001 issue of “On Wisconsin,” the magazine for UW-Madison Alumni & Friends, there was an article about world-class physics professor, Gelsomina De Stasio. Included in the article are two photos that feature a PowerBook, one in a laboratory setting, and the other in the professor’s home.
The latter caption reveals that, “She’s seldom far from her laptop computer, which stores her entire intellectual existence.” (Thanks to MacCentral reader Brian Heller for the heads-up on this one.)
An online Sunday Times
article shows what’s obviously a Mac, said Lynne LaMaster.
The British group, DeaconBlue, are Mac users. In an
article on their Web site, it mentions that the lead singer’s home-based recording is equipped with a Power Mac G4 and ProTools software, according to Nathaniel Brockman.
Don Trouba said he has found evidence that a Titanium PowerBook helps run rock band U2’s current Elevation tour. He reported that on their current tour, one of the people who works for U2 (named Willie) is
keeping an online diary.
“I clicked on the May 7 button in the navigation, and there was the Titanium,” Troube said. “Interestingly enough, the copy on the page talked about how Willie tried some new things during the show.”
Robin Adams saw Paul Simon at the Apple Showroom at J+R checking out the new iBook.
On the May 11 edition of “Blind Date,” Titanium PowerBooks and Apple Cinema Displays were used for the comment cartoons in the bottom left corner of the screen, noted Andrew Fearnley.
The May 10 episode of the WB’s “Gilmore Girls” featured a Mac. Scott Francken said there was a Cube with a 15-inch flat panel display at the front desk of the inn where the main character works.
On the May 13 episode of Fox’s “Futurama,” Frye is going to download Lucy Liu into a blank robot (just take our word for it as it’s too difficult to explain), so the professor opens a box of “10 blank robots.” The side of the carton notes that they’re “Mac formatted.”
Also, they showed a 1950’s style educational flick about the hazards of dating robots, and one kid downloaded a Marylin Monroe-bot via Mac Classic, reported Harvey Lee.
On the WB’s “Roswell,” the May 7 episode showed a PowerBook in an old house outside of Las Cruces, NM, said Jay Newton.
The female attending physician on “ER” used a TiPB recently according to Robert Stein.
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