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Friday, January 20, 2006

Fridays News

Today there is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

The Good? Apple- Both Time Magazine and PC Magazine gave praises to Apple's new iMac Core Duo. Time names it "gadget of the week" and PC magazine a 4.5 out of 5 stars saying "Thanks to the Core Duo processor, the new iMac is much peppier."

The Bad? The alternative rock band The Postal Service- They posted on there web page this note:

A Note from Ben
It has recently come to our attention that Apple Computers' new television commercial for the Intel chip features a shot-for-shot recreation of our video for 'Such Great Heights' made by the same filmmakers responsible for the original. We did not approve this commercialization and are extremely disappointed with both parties that this was executed without our consultation or consent. -Ben Gibbard, The Postal Service

Now I spoke on this before, Apple did use the same director. But let me tell you, I have never heard of this band until all this controversy came up, and with looking on the web very few other have also.

Plus video concepts are rarely created by the band. They are mostly made from the directors vision, with the band really only seeing the video when it's done. Plus the band should be happy with all the exposure they are getting from the online press and the fact that their song and video of Such Great Heights is also on the iTunes Music store.

Bottom line is they need to stop complaining and be happy about all the exposure they are getting!

The Ugly! AOL- "Time Warner's AOL unit is planning to launch a pay-for-download video service by the end of the year, as people grow more accustomed to watching content on the Web." AOL will allow downloads to personal computers and would like to enable people to use its service to interact with Apple Computer's popular iTunes site if Apple will permit it, Kevin Conroy said."

Bottom line, AOL sucks, they are going down the tubes. They are only good for re-supplying me with new coasters for my desk from the CD's they send out. Why the hell would I pay for broadband, then pay them also to get on the net? Screw that!

Other News
Apple Matters has a intresting article on what Apple should do with that $7 Billiion they have.

It's Frag Friday Time! Time to boot up Unreal Tournament!!!

So Get your CTF frag fest going on The Darkside Server!


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