On WTTW, Chicago’s PBS station, the Feb. 21 “Chicago Tonight” featured a 30-minute interview with Ira Glass and his staff. Glass, who earlier in his career was a reporter for NPR’s “All Things Considered” now hosts a popular, nationally-syndicated, Peabody Award-winning NPR radio show “This American Life.”
“While Ira is already well known for his creativity, one of the shots of him working with his production staff in his WBEZ-Chicago studio on Navy Pier reinforced his creative bent as it showed Ira working at what was clearly a beige G3 Mac,” said Rich Straka.
AARP’s website and you’ll see that smack in the middle of their home page is a nice write up on the iMac DV Special Edition. (Thanks to Daniel Leighton for sending his item our way.)
Finally, we give you two Mac print sightings. In a recent Time magazine color cartoon about Shawn Fanning and Napster saga, it had computers falling behind him. One was a flaming iMac, and some of the beige ones look like desktop G3’s, points out William Bonde.
Anne Bingham spotted an iMac in the Ethan Allen “Essentials Sale 2001″magazine (page 31).
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