Recent Articles By Chuck La Tournous [RSS]
It’s the geeks who waited in line to buy the iPad, but it’s the mass market that’s making it a runaway hit. TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous realizes that the “killer app” he was looking for on the eve of the iPad’s introduction was there all along: Apple turned a computer into a toaster and replaced technology with magic.
Not only did IDG World Expo achieve what critics said was impossible, they may have created an even better Macworld Expo. TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous looks at the Cinderella Story of the tech year, and why the exhibitors who sat out this show to play it safe may have made the riskiest move of all.
Are you a fanboy or a hater? The lines have been drawn in the battle of Apple's iPad and what it means for the future of computing -- and Apple. TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous looks at the warring factions and discovers that there's room for some thoughts in between the extremes (and as a bonus, tells you how to become a millionaire.)
Is an Apple-less Macworld a slippery slope to doom for the Mac community's biggest event? TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous looks at the pitfalls and opportunities of a Macworld Expo without the big booth in the middle.
With the countdown to Apple's presumed "table computing device" announcement drawing to a close, TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous weighs in on what Apple's new "one more thing" could -- and won't -- be. Will Steve Jobs be unveiling something that fills a gap in your tech life you never even knew existed?
Never content to let the rest of the TMO staff get the last word in, Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous chimes in on how he uses his iPhone, and seriously messes with our article numbering scheme in the process. (Part III of II -- what does he think this is, the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?")
As Apple’s Phil Schiller delivered yesterday’s keynote address at Macworld Conference and Expo, the company may have been trying to deliver the message that it didn’t need Macworld anymore. But what I took away from seeing the “Steve-less” keynote was that the company could do just fine without Steve Jobs.
It's amazing. Even without the benefit of iCal or blogs, the ancient Mayans managed to come within a hair's breadth of correctly predicting the end of the world. It came not in December of 2012 as they calculated, but a mere four years and one week earlier. Tuesday, in fact, when Apple announced that Steve Jobs would not deliver the keynote speech at the 2009 Macworld Conference and Expo, and that the conference would be Apple's last as a participant.