While listening to “Car Talk” on NPR Saturday morning, several MacCentral readers heard “Click and Clack” (Tom and Ray Magliozzi) suggest that listeners submit answers to this week’s puzzler by saving it as a desktop pattern on a new Titanium PowerBook G4 and send the PowerBook to them. (Forget that; send it to Dennis Sellers instead.)
And for the rest of today’s goodies, well, enjoy the grab bag of assorted Mac sightings.
Walking around Crate & Barrel’s new store in King of Prussia, PA, you may wonder if they’ve expanded their furniture line to include a full selection of matching iMacs. Jan Johansson said that iMacs of all shades and colors could be found casually “snuck-in” among the furniture arrangements.
At one of the shopping malls in Hamilton, Ontario, there’s a large dental practice. Sitting on the counter at the front of the office is an iMac showing tooth related short movies.
If you look at the “No Child Left Behind” PDF file available from the
whitehouse.gov Web site and get information, you’ll see that Acrobat Distiller for the Mac produced it, noted Robert Accettura.
In Yahoo!’s crossword puzzle for Jan. 22, the clue is “translucent Apple” and the word is “iMac,” notes K.E. Aplin.
the MSN site and you’ll see a photo of a couple in front of a PowerBook on the home page, noted Geoffrey Plank.
In the January issue of “Stuff” magazine, there’s an article with polls taken about employees and bosses dating, having sex, etc. The title page displays a woman in mostly all lingerie, while most of left side displays an iMac, reports Rob Wentzel.
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