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August 16th, 2000

Best & Worst Of The Web - August 16th, 2000

by , 3:30 PM EDT, August 16th, 2000

There are lots of great articles, and some really bad ones, on the Internet. Though we link to all of them at MacOS News Around The Web, some of them deserve special mention here. Most of what we will mention within these pages will be among the best, but on occasion we will talk about articles that are so bad or so wrong we just have to say something. Consider them mini-editorials on our part about things we think you might also be interested in.

Best [2:30 PM] Wincent.org - Seybold pred(il)ictions
For those of you that follow what it is that we say on even a limited basis, you will know that I am all kinds of bummed out that OS X Beta has not yet shipped. I know, summer isn't over yet. Don't worry, it will not ship by the magical September 22nd date that everybody keeps waving in my face. Then I'll be right. In the meantime here is a fairly educated, and unfortunately probably too realistic, look at what to expect from Apple over the next few months. Our favorite quote in this piece:

We can safely expect MacWorld San Francisco to be an absolutely killer expo, as it often is. If timings continue to converge we can look forward to hearing all sorts of fantastic announcements in January 2001: G4 PowerBooks, OS X Beta, revved iBooks, Mac OS 9.5, and perhaps more.

Yep, that says Beta in January. We do hope he is wrong. Reviewer - Kyle D'Addario


Best [2:30 PM] The Register - Couple name baby after music Web site
This is absolutely perfect. Perfect, we say. What better way to advertise than to actually NAME somebody after your organization? Have them elected president, I guess. Either way, a couple has named their baby - you ready for this - Internet Underground Music Archive Dylan-Lucas. Not making that up. The web site gave the couple US$5000 to do so. However, as a good will gesture, the kid can be calle IUMA Dylan-Lucas. Uhhh...whatever. Our favorite quote from this piece:

The youngster is the fourth Iuma baby, according to the underground music group's Website, which brandishes the competition for parents to name their offspring after the venture.

All they have to do is put a picture of the baby and copy of its birth certificate onto the site. The first ten are promised either $5,000 (3,000) cash or free Iuma music, downloads, CDs, concerts and merchandise for life. .

That's right! It says there are actually FOUR of the little buggers running around. How do you think "You'll Get Your Mac News Here From Now On: The Mac Observer" would sound? Ok, we'll cut it short, just call the kid "The Kid With Really Messed Up Parents." Reviewer - Kyle D'Addario


You can find these links, and lots of other links for Mac and Tech Industry stories, at MacOS News Around The Web.

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