Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:06 UTC
Apple "Today Apple announced the MacBook Pro. It has quite a few changes compared to the previous PowerBook. For one, it uses an Intel Core Duo (formally known as Yonah) chip. This is a dual core processor and no, unlike what Steve Jobs stated, this does not have two processors. This will help a lot with responsiveness. I've been dreaming of a dual core laptop for quite a while. However, the realization of my dream coupled with the changes seen makes me cry", writes Unsanity. UPDATE: Windows XP won't run on the new Intel Macs because of EFI. Vista is supposed to work though.
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jziegler
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2005-07-14

typing to talk is finally getting phased out!

Is not. Maybe you only talk to one person at a time via the net. I talk to many. With typing&reading, I can lead many conversations at the same time. With video, I could only lead one conversation at a time.

Typing&reading also costs _much_ less bandwidth. I can do it from a speeding train via GPRS. No chance for a video chat.

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dubdubdub Member since:
2006-01-01

You are right, I can hold numerous conversations at once while typing, And yes, it does take alot less bandwidth. I think that typing is suitable for some situations and cameras are more suitable for others.

The scenario I think of most is when trying to explain ideas, show concepts, its a hell of alot easier to pop on the iSight than to scan a sketch and email it or a photograph, etc.

Also, at least around here, the speed of PEOPLE on the internet is almost crawling at times. I have dealt with people recently that don't even use email, and if they do, they have the skill set of a small child. Anyone can talk face to face - that is just human nature ;)

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