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It’s Saturday — a good time to check out the local Apple Store, here in Germantown. Wow. It was packed! Dozens of Apple Zombies milling about, credit cards in hand, ready to worship at the altar of all that is Mac. It was quite a site.

Yes, the Nike, er, MacBook Air has arrived, sitting prominently in front of the store, next to the other MacBooks. “Come play with me,” it seemed to call. Yet, oddly, that siren sound was falling upon deaf ears.

During my short visit, I didn’t note much interest, at all, with Cupertino’s latest offering. Sure, the occasional shopper would stop, lift it, testing its much-ballyhooed weight, and move on — perhaps to software, or to pick up that printer the spouse has been asking about. I saw a MacBook Pro go out the door, but not one Air.

Hmmm? Was this just poor timing on my part, or is this new product missing the mark? Could it be that even an Apple Zombie is reticent to pony up a couple of grand for a laptop that has only limited use?

Only time will tell.



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I am a new Apple Zombie. For only about six months have I been living on a diet of Cupertino Kool-Aid and the brains of the living. There is bound to be an adjustment period.stevo.jpg

So, yesterday was my first experience with MacWorld while part of the legions of the Undead. It was all very interesting, of course. But it seems that the day after can bring a bit of a a headache.

First, my iPod touch. Love it. Almost life-changing. Still, I have wanted a mail client for the Touch, as working with web mail is a bit clunky, especially on an iPod. At 11:45am Central Time yesterday, I got a text message from Scott. Steve, our Zombie Leader, is speaking of the Touch. “What can we do for the iPod Touch?” he asks rhetorically. The answer: mail, and a few other applications that allow access to stuff I can find on the web quite easily. The price? Twenty bucks. So, what Steve was really asking was, “How can we get a free lunch out of Peter?”

‘Not sure yet if Mr. Jobs can count of that Big Mac, fries, a drink, and an apple pie for the family just yet. We’ll see. Twenty bucks seems a bit steep for mail, considering third-party clients will be coming soon. And, I have a BlackBerry now, so the jury remains out on this one. Will I weaken? Depends… is there a full moon tonight?


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