Randy: I know, I was there. And yes it was way TOO much fun. The variety of products being shown this expo put the last MacWorld Expo New York to shame.
Gary: And I got to wear some killer Formac 3D glasses when I gamed on the ProFormance 3D card.
Randy: You sure did, little buddy. Now calm down. Or you are going to get yourself worked up all over again. I was pretty blown away by the number of new vendors that were showing products for the Mac. Even formerly PC only companies like Creative Labs were breaking out great new Mac products.
Gary: And and I got stay up all night at the Apple Party at the Sound Factory and get jiggy wit it.
Randy: Yes, and everybody there will always remember your back flop from the dance floor balcony into the pate and cheese plate.
Randy: Oh yeah, I was particularly proud when you managed to squeeze your head into the free space inside the cool graphite clear case on the iMac DVSE and then ran around screaming "I am the Egg Man!"
Randy: Technically, you licked the Apple Cinema 22" Display. By the way, don't ever do that again. It was really disturbing. No matter how brilliantly delicious the color was on it.
Gary: And I got to see Steve Jobs show off Mac OS X! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Randy: Now that was almost more than my humble little brain could handle. After seeing the shape of things to come, I have never wanted a single piece of software more than this operating system. It was cooler than anything I could have possible imagined for the next evolution (revolution?) of the Mac. All I can say is, "Thank you Steve Jobs and all the brilliant people at Apple Computer."
And speaking of Steve Jobs, don't ever lick him again either. While I think he understood your appreciation, I think he would have preferred a handshake.
Gary: Tastes like chicken!
Randy: Okay, folks, Gary is breaking down pretty fast here. I think we had better get him into a decompression chamber for a few days until he comes back down.
Gary: Ferazel has a big wand!
Randy: Thanks you, Gary! Just take your Ritalin and the doctor will be here soon.
Gary Randazzo and Randy Soare are the co-founders of IWS Interactive, a New York based game developer for Macintosh. The IWS in IWS Interactive stands for Idiots With Sticks. How that came about is a long and boring story, but suffice it to say that at four in the morning, it seemed like a good idea.
The demo for IWS Interactive's upcoming mystery-adventure game, Manhattan Apartment Hunter, has recently been released to rave reviews. The Idiots have been into gaming on Apple computers even before the Mac was around. Does anyone remember Choplifter on the Apple IIe? (Boy, we know we do.) Now, they are committed to help ensure that the Mac remains the premiere gaming platform on the planet.
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