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November, 2000 Archive

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MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, November 30th, 2000

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Site and Column Summaries

Low End Mac

The Mac Lab Report - To Internet and Beyond
Jeff Adkins tells us about his process of setting up a computer lab in the school where he teaches. It involves getting a B&W G3 from his principal where it was just cluttering up her desk... :-) A good read.

The Rumor Mill - Color Classic III Rumored
Anne Onymous regales us with the latest "rumors" from Apple. This time, she has the hot news that Apple is planning a revival of the popular Color Classic. That's rich... :-) A fun read.

Applelinks

Abacus - Electile Dysfunction
Our friend Del Miller ventures into the realm of politics with a discourse on unser interface as it applies to the butterlfy ballot used in Palm Beach, Florida. A good read.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 11:05 AM EST]
MGL has some funny information about the boys at Contraband Entertainment, and news about Driver.

MacInTouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 11:05 AM EST]
MacInTouch has reader information on Quark Xpres 5, notes from a reader looking for help with their Initio Miles Bluenote SCSI card, reader comments on Microsoft's MSN Explorer browser, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 11:05 AM EST]
IMG has an update on WaterRace, news from MacSoft, news about Championship Manager 00/01, links to a NY Times piece on gaming, some Aliens versus Predator information, links to an iDevGames article, some Neverwinter Nights information, and information on Virtual GameBoy.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, November 29th, 2000

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Privacy Links

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Site and Column Summaries

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:05 PM EST]
MGL has some information on 3D Bridge Deluxe, information on Infiltration for Unreal Tournament, information about a SiN2 Petition, a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, information on an update to Mike's Cards, a Neverwinter Nights progress report, information on Virtual Gameboy 2.0, an announcement for tonight's Mac Show, some Virtual Gameboy 2.0 news, some news on Galatic Patrol: SA & Galactic Patrol 2, and information on a give away.

MacInTouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:05 PM EST]
MacInTouch has more comments on SGI's 1600SW display, more reader information on the Palm OS 3.5 patch, reader information on Brio.Enterprise, some product news, some updated reports, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:05 PM EST]
IMG has some Brio.Enterprise news, some Warcraft III and Diablo II news, some Oni news, information on patches to Elite Force and Baldur's Gate, more Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force news, information on Return to Dark Castle, some terrible news about the National Macintosh Gaming Championship, some Combat Mission news, some Mac WWII Online information, some more Warcraft 3 news, links to an Oni preview, and some Tropico news.

Right On Mac!

Secret Office Guy - Inextricably entangled with Microsoft Office
SOG shares the witty mail from his critics. Normally we don't summarize reader mail pieces, but SOG is just funny in our ever so not-humble opinions. A good read.

Architosh

Opinion: To 'Debunk' the myth: An Apple Retail Strategy
Anthony Frausto-Robledo talks about why it is important for Apple to open their own retail stores and how they can really help the Mac market. A very good read.

Applelust

Does Luddism really have anything to do with OS X? Part One
David Schultz takes aim at our own Editor-in-Chief for calling anti-Mac OS X partisans Luddites. He says that the appellation doesn't at all, but we respectfully disagree. :-) A good read!

MacOPINION

Mac Skeptic - And then... A Light Went On
Jeff Lewis says that an entire market lays open for Apple to claim, the Unix Workstation market. He makes some compelliong arguments, and it is a good read.

AnchorDesk UK

Apple in the office?
Stephan Somogyi talks about Apple's possibilities for the corporate market. He suggests that there won't be anything aimed at that market until IS X ships, and this includes hardware and software. A good read.

MacNerds

The "Tutoring" of PC Users
Jake Minturn has some thoughts on a different way to fight for the Mac. A good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, November 28th, 2000

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Site and Column Summaries

MacWeek

Apple's retail strategy
Stephen Beale offers his thoughts on rumors of an Apple-owned retail presence. He explains what all the fuss is about and why he thinks it will be a good move for the company. A good read.

Applelinks

Quantum Threads - The Elf's Eye [SciFi][Link Corrected]
John Martellaro takes us to "somewhere else" for a look at people through someone else's eyes. Science Fiction from Applelinks at its best.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 2:55 PM EST]
MGL has information on a Will Wright chat on CNN.com, an update to their Future Releases page, an update on Sim Theme Park, information about an update to Native Assult for OS X, links to a Oni preview at GameSpot, and a birthday greeting for one of their own.

MacInTouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 2:55 PM EST]
MacInTouch has reader tips for dealing with recalcitrant files, reader tips on using the SGI 1600SW display, reader comments on the alm 3.5 OS update, several updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 2:55 PM EST]
IMG could not be reached this morning.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, November 27th, 2000

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Applelinks

News Analysis - Why Yahoo! Should Pull Out Of France
Charles Moore strikes an editorial blow for free speech against the "solution is worse than the problem" French courts. A very good read.

Quantum Threads - The Elf's Eye [SciFi][Link Corrected]
John Martellaro takes us to "somewhere else" for a look at people through someone else's eyes. Science Fiction from Applelinks at its best.

The Farr Site - Death at Seven Degrees
John Farr tells us the story of a woman that died near his home. Not Mac related, but a story worth reading.

Right On Mac!

MS Max or Mac Addict Max: Which is the better Max?
Susan Heard takes a humorous look at MacAddict's and Office for Macintosh's mascots, both named Max. A good read.

Low End Mac

Revocation of Independence
Dan Knight has a delightful piece for us all concerning the US elections. Pretty darned funny.

My Turn - The OS X interface
John Christie shares his thoughts on complaints about Aqua and Mac OS X. He has some sobering thoughts we think you should read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 2:55 PM EST]
IMG has information on an X-Plane update, and information about the Spiffy Apps IV icon set.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 2:55 PM EST]
MGL has some information on a Harpoon 3 update, their own Holiday Gift Guide, and news about Mac Hexen 2.

MacInTouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 2:55 PM EST]
MacInTouch has information on new Epson drivers, a reader request for information on a recalcitrant file, a reader request for information on SGI's 1600SW display, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, November 24th, 2000

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Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 2:55 PM EST]
IMG has some Mac Team Arena news, links to a Neverwinter Nights preview, links to some Red Faction information, and information about the Baldur's Gate 1.02 Patch.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 2:55 PM EST]
MGL has some Mac Team Arena news, some cool news from Creative Labs, their own preview of Rogue Spear, a GameRanger Links chat transcript, information about a new Mac site for Sims fans, links to some Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen information, links to somnew Black & White screenshots, information on a Baldur's Gate patch, and information on a new Westlake Interactive project.

MacWeek

Is Darwin getting due respect?
Stephan Somogyi talks about Darwin, the open source aspects of Mac OS X, and the lack of impact it is having on the mindshare of the public. A good read.

MacCentral

Upgrade Guy #48: Hate the Dock
Todd Stauffer isn't keen on The Dock in Mac OS X, and he offers some very good thoughts about it. A good read.

Upside Today

The house of the future
Upside Today reports on what they say is a warped idea of the future 50's family, courtesy of our friends at Microsoft. A very good read.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 2:55 PM EST]
Macintouch has not yet been updated today.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2000

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Right On Mac!

Secret Office Guy - A Komodo Linux server is better than a beige NT tower any day of the week
Oh man, normally we don't countenance any kind of sabotage, even to a PC-loving pinhead boss, but this one is just priceless. A very good, and fun, read.

Applelust

Demo Day Personalities: Learning From Average Mac Users
This is a pretty interesting piece from David Schultz about the people he met at a Demo Days event at a CompUSA. A good read.

osOpinion

A Computer as a Fashion Statement, Part II
Stanislav Kelman talks about The Cube and its success (or lack thereof), as well as its impact on the computing industry.

Low End Mac

Mac Scope - Leveraging Apple Design!
Stephen Van Esch suggests that Apple could Think Different about industrial design and license their looks instead of suing imitators. A good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:10 PM EST]
IMG has some Quake 3: Team Arena, some Links LS 2000 news, links to a Nvidia Q&A with Brian Burke, and links to a Baldur's Gate II interview.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:10 PM EST]
MGL has information about Links LS 2000, information on Strike Force 1.55, some Quake 3: Team Arena news, and some great news about Creative Labs on Soundblaster for Mac.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:50 AM EST]
Macintouch has reader comments on digital signatures and the Mac OS, a reader request for information on FTP alternatives, some updated reports, some product news, and some indsutry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, November 21st, 2000

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osOpinion

Fud!
Matt Johnson goes to bat for Mac OS X and criticizes those in the Mac community using FUD tactics on the new OS. A very good read.

Upside Today

The fallacy of Moore's Law'
Richard L. Brandt says that Moore's Law has led to cloppy programming and all we really want as consumers is software that runs well. A very good read.

Yahoo vs. France: This war's not over
Upside Today reports that Yahoo! is taking a tough stance against the idiot French court that recently ruled that the company had to block certain auctions from being seen by French citizens. Grrrrr... But Yay for Yahoo!

San Francisco Chronicle

Need More CPU Speed?
Henry Norr also delves into Moore's Law a bit. Another good read.

Hacking With a Conscience Is a New Trend
This piece of crap article basically paints a gloriious picture of the good little hackers going around defacing other people's properties to advancewhatever lame cause they espouse. This is crappy journalism to be sure.

Low End Mac

Tech Reflections - OS X is a big, scary, unknown Beast
Chris Lawson talks about the issues surrnounding OS X that frighten and concern him, but he still looks forward to embracing the new OS. A good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:10 PM EST]
IMG has links to some Oni screenshots and an interview, an update on Rogue Spear and Driver, links to a Gathering of Developers interview, information on Giants: Citizen Kabuto, information on Unreal Fortress build 199, information on an update to Voodoo 4/5 Drivers, links to some other Oni news, and information about a special on Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:10 PM EST]
MGL has their own interview with The Collective, a Quake 3: Team Arena update, information on MacGamers.com, links to a review of The Sims, linksto to some Oni screenshots and an interview, and information on Unreal Fortress build 199.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:50 AM EST]
Macintouch has information on Apple rebates, reader comments on T/Maker's WriteNow, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, November 20th, 2000

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Site and Column Summaries

Applelinks

Comments - French Court Waxes Wacko Over Yahoo Auction Sites
John Martellaro finishes up a piece involving an Internet scam. The conclusion is pretty exciting an a very fun read.

Quantum Threads - Max Hadron: The Case of the Paperless Portfolio, Part II [fiction]
John Martellaro finishes up a piece involving an Internet scam. The conclusion is pretty exciting an a very fun read.

The Farr Site - Serengeti in the Sangres
This is about the best piece we have read from John Farr in a while. Mr. Farr chats about life, death, a little about Apple (and we LOVED that part), and other mysteries. A very good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:10 PM EST]
IMG has news on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force and The Sims Livin' Large, information on Yiminee Cribbage 1.0.1, some Age of Empires II: Conquerors news, some Baldur's Gate information, some Star Trek Deep Space Nine: the Fallen information, some information on the Marathon Open Source project, some World War II Online news, and an update on Oni.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:10 PM EST]
MGL has links to some excellent comments from Sanford May on Mac gaming, information on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force and The Sims: Livin’ Large, news about a Cro-Mag Rally physics editor, information on Star Trek: Deep Space 9: The Fallen, some Comdex news, information on a Neverwinter Nights FAQ update, information on Marathon|Rampancy Alpha 1.5, information on Yiminee Cribbage, some Mac Deus Ex news, amd some Oni and Halo updates.

ZDNet

Microsoft dot 'nyet'
John Dvorak uses his Apple-honed pen to slam Microsoft for their .Net technology/strategy. A very good read.

Math Dittos 2

View From The Classroom - A Gaggle of LC IIIs: Part 1
Steve Wood tells us a fun tale about a great deal on eBay that led to donating several LCIII's to a good project. A fun read.

MacWeek

Apple told resellers: "No stores"
MacWeek reports that an Apple exec specifically told some retail stores that Apple would not enter the retail world. a good report.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:50 AM EST]
Macintouch has a reader tip on a Internet Explorer/Entourage bug, information about the URL Access 2.1 download page, reader comments on Keyspan's Digital Media Remote, information about 2 Mac tech jobs, some updated reports, and some product news.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, November 17th, 2000

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Tech Book Reviews

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Site and Column Summaries

osOpinion

The Age of EveryMan Tech - Many Third Party Options
John Holmes is becoming one of our favorite Mac authors... In this piece, he discusses the validity of depending on third party vendors for fixes to things they don't like in OS X. A good read.

Salon

Open-sourcing the Apple
Jordan Hubbard looks at OS X from a hacker's point of view (note that "hacker" is used to denote someone skilled at programming as opposed to a vandal/thief/miscreamt). He advocates, in a very articulate way, that Apple should go completely opensource with OS X. A very good and thought provoking read.

A free market election failure
This is a good article about very interesting, but strange, events in Iowa. Go read it, you'll see what we mean.

MacCentral

New 3dfx Mac programmer is a familiar face
Peter Cohen has news about 3dfx's latest move to bolster their own Mac efforts. The company has brought on a long time bastion of the Mac gaming community, Duane Johnson (a rocket scientist). A good read.

Applelinks

Moore's Views & Reviews - Do Mac Web Journalists Have A Professional Obligation To Use The OS X Beta?
Charles Moore talks about whether or not Mac journalists should be using Mac OS X to help spread the word. We don't agree with him, but as usual his points are well argued. A good read.

ZDNet

Gauging the gigaflops gap
This is a detailed article about the differences between Intel's architecture and the PowerPC architecture. A good read.

C-Net

Computing giants struggle over DVD recording format
Hey, maybe that DVD RAM drive you got won't be useless after all. A good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 12:50 PM EST]
IMG has news about No One Lives Forever, some Planet Side news, some Majesty information, information on Mac Hexen 2, some cool news from Bungie and Microsoft,

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 12:50 PM EST]
MGL has links to an interview with F.A.K.K. 2 artist, news from 3dfx, coverage of the Capital Mac Game Day event, some bad news from Bungie about MACWORLD SF, some news on the, Diablo 2 Expansion Set, some Deimos Rising news, information on a sale at MAC-O-RAMA, and links to some 3dfx news.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 12:50 PM EST]
Macintouch has two updated reports and some product news.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, November 16th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

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Comdex Links

Apple Financial Links

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Mac Announcements

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Site and Column Summaries

AnchorDesk UK

Mac OS X: An OS for Larry?
David Coursey offers the suggestion that OS X is being built as a platform for Oracle to attack Microsoft. Uhhhh.... ok, whatever.

Salon

Do-it-yourself "Star Wars"
Salon reports on the fan-made film cottage industry and the sopyright issues that raises. A very good (and fun) read.

MacCentral

3dfx exec explains company's new direction
Peter Cohen interviews Bryan Speece about the future of 3dfx. Lots of answers here for those interested in this, a very good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 12:20 PM EST]
IMG has news from Aspyr on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, Livin' Large, and Sim Theme Park, information about MacYAME 0.02, information about Unreal Tournament Tweak Guide, information on a Cro-Mag Rally update, links to a great editorial on the motivations of cheating in online gaming play, links to some Oni screenshots, and news about WWII Online.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 12:20 PM EST]
MGL has information about an update to Cro-Mag Rally, information about MacYAME v0.02, news from 3dfx on drivers and their future direction, a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, links to a Quake 3: Team Arena desktop image, news from Aspyr on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force and The Sims: Livin’ Large, an update on Rune, and links to some Oni screenshots.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 12:20 PM EST]
Macintouch has some reader comments on Eudora 5.0.1 and other Eudora information, news that Ulead Systems is looking for beta testers, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, November 15th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Non-Mac related links have been moved below the software and hardware links.

Comdex News Links

Comdex Product Announcements

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Mac Gaming Links

Mac Announcements

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Mac Reviews

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Mac Software Links

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Tech Related Political Links

Linux Links

Other Tech Related Opinions/Editorials

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Site and Column Summaries

osOpinion

The Age of Everyman Tech: Geeks, User Interface and Majority Rule
John Holmes offers some additional opinions as they relate to reader feedback on a piece he did on OS X. A good read.

MacWeek

New horizons for graphics chips
MacWeek reports on the graphics market, espeically as it pertains to the Mac. A good read.

San Francisco Chronicle

High-Tech Solutions To Voting Shenanigans
Hiawatha Bray offers his interesting thoughts on the future of voting. A good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 11:50 AM EST]
IMG has an update on Shogo, information about a new King of the Hill game, news from Ambrosia, links to a Starfleet Command II Q&A, an update on Tomb Raider: Chronicles, and some important news about 3dfx.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 11:50 AM EST]
MGL has their own Shogo: M.A.D. preview and some other Shogo news, some important news about 3dfx, links to a Starfleet Command II interview, some instructions on drawing Oni’s Konoko, and links to an interview with Peter Tamte.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 11:50 AM EST]
Macintouch has some reader comments on Amaya 4.0, reader comments on the Eudora 5.0.1 upgrade, reader comments on ixMicro, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, November 14th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Non-Mac related links have been moved below the software and hardware links.

Comdex News Links

Comdex Product Announcements

Apple Financial Links

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Mac Gaming Links

Mac Announcements

Mac Columns

Mac Opinions/Editorials

Mac Satire

Mac Tips

Mac Reviews

Netscape 6.0 Links

Mac Hardware Links

Mac Software Links

Microsoft Links

MP3 Industry Links

Other Technology Links

Good Stories About Weird Things

Site and Column Summaries

San Francisco Chronicle

The Science of Star Trek
[Editor's Note: We are reposting this sumamry with the correct link.] The San Francisco Chronicle tells us about the impact that Star Trek has had in the world of science. A very good read.

MacCentral

Ambrosia readying new action game for Mac and Windows
Peter Cohen offers a full report on a new game from Ambrosia and some other developments at the company. A very interesting read.

Low End Mac

The Rumor Mill - Macs to have Intel Inside
Anne Onymous has outdone herself with the latest "rumor" for the Mac world. It seems Motorola is selling its PowerPC business to... Intel! Tee hee hee.

TidBITS

Mac P&L Makes Accounting Easy
TidBITS has the goods on what they say is a great Mac accounting package, and it doesn't have Intuit's name on it! A very good read that we especially recommend for anyone looking to run their company on a Mac.

C-Net

Ballmer to Ellison: Your vision won't work
Larry Ellison and Steve Ballmer are always good for a laugh to be sure, though for different reasons. C-Net reports on events at Comdex including pot shots the two moguls (one a somewhat crazy visionary, and the other a bumbling goon who was once in the right place at the right time) are throwing at each other. An entertaining read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 2:50 PM EST]
IMG has information on Deep Space Nine: The Fallen, some Myth III news, some Cro-Mag Rally news, links to an Avernum 2 interview, some news, and some news from Bungie.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 9:50 AM EST]
MGL has some rumors about Myth III, information about an Unreal Fortress patch, information about a Warcraft III FAQ update, some other Bungie news, some Star Trek: Deep Space 9: The Fallen information, information on Ambrosia’s Ragnarok, and an update on Sin Gold and Majesty.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 9:50 AM EST]
Macintouch has more reader information on preserving Microsoft TNEF stream attachments, some news from iREZ, reader comments on Orange Micro's new iBot FireWire video camera, reader information on support for Dayna Ethernet products, two updated reports, some product news, and some inddustry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, November 13th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

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Dreamweaver/FireWorks Links

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Mac Reviews

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Site and Column Summaries

Applelinks

The Farr Site - Self-Propelled Geranium
John Farr tells us all about some holes in the ground, a bug huge rat, and his thoughts on OS X (a minor blurb). Entertaining as can be, a good read.

Quantum Threads - Max Hadron: The Case of the Paperless Portfolio
John Martellaro starts a new story in his serialized fiction column this week. The story involves... well, go and read it, it's fun.

Don't Believe Everything You Read About Steve Jobs
Applelinks shows us a letter that is said (not by Applelinks) to be from an Apple employee. This employee says that criticism of Steve Jobs is not universal within Apple, and in fact, he is a great boss. Nice to see something positive instead of the continuous crap thrown at him. A good read.

MacWeek

OS upstarts challenge Apple in Germany
ZDNet reports on a German trade show and the efforts of SuSE and Be to show their own strengths compared to the Mac. An interesting report.

San Francisco Chronicle

The Science of Star Trek
The San Francisco Chronicle tells us about the impact that Star Trek has had in the world of science. A very good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 2:50 PM EST]
IMG has information on Cro-Mag Rally, information about a new Mac Halo Web site, information about a 4x4 Evolution special, links to some Blizzard news, information on MacBGEditor v1.0.1, some Links LS 2000 news, information on a Matrix Mod for Deus Ex, news about Unreal Fortress, and an update on Mac Summoner.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 9:50 AM EST]
MGL has information on Cro-Mag Rally demo 1.0.2, information on MacGLHexen II, information on MacBGEditor 1.0.1, some Mac Unreal Tournament news, information about the first Mac-friendly Deus Ex mod, a report on the Capital Mac MacGamesDay Event, some GREAT comments on RAM fro Bill “Burger” Heineman, and some Oni and Halo news.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 9:50 AM EST]
Macintouch has information on price drops on the PowerBook line, some reader e-mail information, some btiing comments from Bruce Tognazzini on Mac OS X, a ton of updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, November 10th, 2000

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 2:50 PM EST]
IMG has information on Aliens versus Predator, some Heavy Metal FAKK 2 news, some 3dfx news, information on MacMAME 0.37b9, an update on Worms Armageddon, some Rune news, and some Mac Monopoly Casino news.

osOpinion

The Age of Everyman Tech: The End of Geekdom As We Know It
John Holmes attacks those who resist the idea of a computer as an appliance as people who just want to hold onto their current power as ÜberGeeks. He makes some good arguments, and it is a good read.

Computers as a Fashion Statement, Part I: The iMac and its Legacy
Stanislav Kelman poopoos those who suggest that the success of the iMac is merely it's casing and pretty colors. He also has some interesting numbers when looking at just what makes people talk about the iMac in the first place. A good read.

MacWeek

Shalat's Web - Good design is non-partisan
Andrew Shalat discusses the design elements behind the voting controversey in Florida. An interesting aspect and angle we haven;t seen elsewhere.

C-Net

Commentary: Distributed computing is a potential boon for research
The Meta Group offers good piece discussing the concept of distributed processing and its importance for the world of research. A very good read.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 9:50 AM EST]
MGL has links to some Red Faction screen shots, news about Unreal Fortress, information on Mega Minesweeper 1.6, information on the MacGamesDay Event, and information on MacMAME 0.37b9.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 9:50 AM EST]
Macintouch has reader information on TNEF's Enough, several updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, November 9th, 2000

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osOpinion

The Quantum Computer
Phil Trent delights us with an exploration of what concepts like Quantumn Computing will have on such issues as copyrighting software. He backs up his arguments with historical annecdotal evidence and lots of reasoning. A very good read.

The Age of EveryMan Tech: Like a Redheaded Stepchild
John Holmes sounds off on OS X declaring (in reasonable tones and well spoken arguments) that it will be the death knell for Apple. A good read, though we disagree with much of it.

MacOPINION

Less Tangible - Innovating Greed
Marc Zeedar talks to us about Wall Street, Apple, Microsoft, business models, and customers. A very good read.

MacWeek

Web hits election jackpot
The Internet didn't see much action from this past US election, but MacWeek says that this could change as the results from Florida are announced. An interesting read.

Low End Mac

Appendix 1: Your Standard Mac vs. PC Flame War
This collection of standard barbs thrown back and forth from PC and Mac partisans is very interesting. It is an appendix to an article dealing with which computer to choose for the lab. A good read.

KnoxNews

New game sets bench mark for production expense
No Mac stuff here, but this story about a new DreamCast game is very interesting. A good read.

San Francisco Chronicle

Journalists Like Security of Old Media After Being Burned at Dot-Coms
As the DotCom bubble continues to implode, the SF Chronicle looks at the effect on many journalists who were lured to work for Internet outlets with huge stock options and the like. An interesting read.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 12:00 PM EST]
MGL has their own Elite Force review, a Mac Rune status report, an update on Monopoly Casino, some Quake 2 news, a fix for a Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2 problem, information about Rockstar's Oni site, links to a cool story on BioWare, information about a Tomb Raider Movie webcast, information on Vanessa Chess v2.0, information about the CapitalMac MacGamesDay, and links to a Rune preview.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 12:00 PM EST]
Macintouch has reader information on e-mail clients, a reader tip on using Software Update 1.2, some news about 4-Sight Fax, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 3:35 PM EST]
IMG could not be reached.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, November 8th, 2000

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Salon

San Francisco to dot-com developers: No more
The ranks fo the self-deluded can apparently claim 120,000 members in the San Francisco area. Salon reports on the victory of those attempting to legislate the cost of living by limiting success, or at least limiting places where success can office.

The Mac Mind

Macs That Kill: The Final Part of a Mac Family Saga
Stefano Scalia has a grand tale of his father, Italy, his father meeting his mother, a traffic accident, and some other odds and ends that all deal with Macs. An entertaining story (note there are a few grammatical errors) and a good read.

Register UK

China goes Net censorship crazy
The Register reports on China's latest attempt to legislate loyalty to their corrupt system of governement. A good report.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 11:50 AM EST]
MGL has links to an asteroids review, information on a Diablo II Giftset, information on an Oni release date and information on an Oni fan art contest, information on Neverwinter Nights, links to a preview of Giants, and information on Unreal Tournament v436.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 11:50 AM EST]
IMG has information on an Oni release date, links to an article on on Ambrosia Software, links to a Deep Space Nine: The Fallen preview, information on DiabloII.net, some Neverwinter Nights information, and information on Unreal Tournament v436.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 4:20 PM EST]
Macintouch has not yet been updated today.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, November 7th, 2000

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osOpinion

The Importance of Age
Aaron Fransen addresses the continued and accelerated importance of youth in our society that devalues age and discounts experience. A thought provoking read.

Salon

Enter the "yettie"
This gets the Tee Hee Hee Award for the day. Salon reviews a book about "young entrepreneurial technocrats," or Yetties. A good read.

Applelinks

The Farr Site - What It Is
John Farr tells us once again that there is no point in his job or the Mac Web, but he does it with a bit more finesse than normal. :-)

Macworld UK

Macworld readers angry at Times ad
Those wacky Brits (said with love) are tense about an advertisement for a newspaper that includes a bizarre anti-Mac comment from a child. An interesting read.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 10:40 AM EST]
MGL has links to a Unreal Fortress preview, links to some Escape From Monkey Island 4 previews, information on a Diablo 2 Expansion Set FAQ update, and information on the Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2 demo.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 10:40 AM EST]
IMG has information on Cro-Mag Rally, information on the Diablo II Expansion FAQ, links and information for Icewind Dale, and links to some Starfleet Command II previews.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 10:40 AM EST]
Macintouch has a reader request for information on a Claris Emailer replacement, a similar request for information on Mac software that will work with the Franklin Covey planner, many updated reports, some product news, and some industry Links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, November 6th, 2000

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osOpinion

ZD's John Dvorak Doing a 180 for Apple?
Kelly Moore talks about John Dvorak's flip-flop and flip-flop again concerning Apple. An interesting read.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 2:35 PM EST]
MGL has a review of the ATI Radeon card, an update on RockNES, information on 3D Euchre Deluxe 1.1, information on Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen, information on Unreal Fortress, links to a Black & White interview with Paul McLaughlin, information about their own 4x4 Evolution give away, links to a Cipher interview with Synaptic Soup’s Rik Heywood, and an update on Oni and Halo.

Think Secret

Apple Store Chain: Ready for Retail?
Nick DePlume offers his assessment of rumors that Apple will be bringing out a retail store. A good read.

Salon

Clamping down on high-tech growth is good for high-tech
Wagner James Au is a bit mixed up as he suggests that artificially shutting down the technology industry through legislation will be good for Tech and San Francisco alike. An annoying read.

Is the Internet a bad, bad boy?
This piece, on the other hand, takes a very balanced approach to San Francisco's (and the rest of the US's) high tech industry. Damien Cave offers information and perspecives from both sides and comes up with a sound conclusion. A very good read.

Upside Today

The 2000 UPSIDE Elite 100
Upside Today has compiled a list of the top people who have benefitted after gambling on technology. A very interesting lsit of people.

Register UK

MS audit cripples city
Our tax dollars at work, checking up on Microsoft licenses. Enough said.

MacSpeedZone

Apple Confidential - The Day They Almost Decided To Put Windows NT On The Mac Instead Of OS X!
Owen Linzmayer continues his exceprts from Apple Confidential with the tale of how Copland was almost ditched for Windows NT. A great book, a great series, and a very good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 11:40 AM EST]
IMG has information on Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, news from iDevGames.com, links to a Sacrifice preview, an update on Aliens vs Predator, links to some Baldur's Gate II screenshots, information on Oni and Halo, information on Jinn, and links to a Starfleet Command 2 preivew.

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 11:40 AM EST]
Macintouch has reader comments on Modem Updater 2.0, reader comments on a screen redraw issue with Lotus Notes, reader comments on Yahoo!'s FinanceVision, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, November 3rd, 2000

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MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:15 PM EST]
This afternoon, MGL has a new "Tame the Game" with Mark Adams, as well as a review of realMyst. Also are lots of updates this morning, ranging from screenshots for Myst III, information on Cyan's next project, an interview with Action Trip's Franz Felsl about Tropico, and an interview with the Yiminee folks about their latest cribbage-based offering.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 1:45 PM EST]
IMG has information on Heroes III coming to the Mac, screenshots from Doom III, and is announcing a new sub-site called "Mac Deus Ex".

Low End Mac

Apple Archive: Is It Worth Putting a G3 in an Older Mac?
Adam Robert Guha tells us all why we should stay away from G3 upgrade cards for most of our older, non-G3 Power Macs. He talks about each class of machine, the pros and cons of upgrading, and the benefits of just buying a G3 machine instead in most cases. Definitely an informative read!

Applelinks

Absurd Notion - Mac OS Ga Ga
Kirk Hiner is on top of his game today with a piece about everyone ELSE's commens on Mac OS X Beta. Kirk sets up some challenges to you, the reader, and keeps us entertained along the way. Definitely worth the time to read. Excellent!

Salon

Apple gilds the lily
Salon's Daniel Drew Turner takes aim and fires a slew of complaints at Apple's Mac OS X. He contends that the nascent OS is nothing more than an excuse for change, one which he feels will leave everyone unhappy. A thought provoking read, for sure!

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 1:45 PM EST]
Macintouch has information on 'Surf and Sip', a chain of restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area offering Internet access... via Airport! Also included are updates to various special reports and product announcements.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, November 2nd, 2000

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MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 10:00 AM EST]
This afternoon, MGL has an interview with Jason Whong, as well as information on the latest releases including Gate, Cro Mag Rally Demo, Meteor Storm, and Planetary Conquest.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 10:00 AM EST]
IMG has information on the new titles announced from MacPlay, as well as an interview with Ron Dimant, new CEO of MacPlay.

Applelinks

Absurd Notion - Mac OS Ga Ga
Kirk Hiner is on top of his game today with a piece about everyone ELSE's commens on Mac OS X Beta. Kirk sets up some challenges to you, the reader, and keeps us entertained along the way. Definitely worth the time to read. Excellent!

Salon

Apple gilds the lily
Salon's Daniel Drew Turner takes aim and fires a slew of complaints at Apple's Mac OS X. He contends that the nascent OS is nothing more than an excuse for change, one which he feels will leave everyone unhappy. A thought provoking read, for sure!

Low End Mac

Computers in the Science Classroom
Jeff Adkins spends some time detailing the various uses for Macs in today's classrooms. Ranging from lab data collection all the way to using the screen as the object of study itself, Jeff takes us on a complete tour. Very informative read!

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 10:00 AM EST]
Macintouch has information with the details of Adobe's Network Publishing Initiative, as well as updates to a few of their special reports, including High-Capacity Backups and the G4 Cube.

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MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, November 1st, 2000

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MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:25 PM EST]
This afternoon, Mac Gamer's Ledge has pictures of the Tomb Raider movie, information on MacPlay's new titles, and information about a new Baldur's Gate beta that's available.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:25 PM EST]
IMG has information on the new titles announced from MacPlay, as well as an interview with Ron Dimant, new CEO of MacPlay.

Applelinks

Is Apple filling the wrong positions?
Paul Shields makes some strong suggestions for Apple's future, specifically in regards to the markets they serve. Taking a shot or two at Apple's flawed logic in the past regarding the education sector, Mr. Shields decides that Apple needs to focus on the Enterprise market or they'll never make it to the next step on the growth chart. This one will make you think... Go read it!

Low End Mac

Mac Users Are Different
Dan Knight spends some time reflecting on what it means to be a Mac user and just how different (and how much better or worse off) we all are because of it. Definitely a worthwhile read!

Macintouch

News Summary [Last Checked @ 5:25 PM EST]
Macintouch has information with the details of Adobe's Network Publishing Initiative, as well as updates to a few of their special reports, including High-Capacity Backups and the G4 Cube.

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MAC-O-RAMA: Games for kids of ALL ages!

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