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February 22nd, 2000

[11:30 AM] New Site Launched Dedicated To FireWire Coverage
by Staff

Some of you might recognize a couple of the names in this press release, at least we are hoping so. has been launched, and Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin from The Mac Observer are involved. is dedicated to FireWire, and its PC twin IEEE 1394, as well as Sony's implementation known as i.Link. According to

Austin, TX., Inc. today announced the launch of Comprised of industry veterans Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer, launches as the first all-inclusive site for FireWire, IEEE 1394, and i.Link news, information, tips, and other resources. FireWire is the exciting new technology introduced by Apple Computer that has quickly been adopted throughout the computer and Digital Video industries. Major companies including Sony, Gateway, Compaq, and a host of peripheral manufacturers have released or announced many FireWire products.

FireWire is certainly gaining popularity this year," says Dave Hamilton, President. "With so many people looking for information on this technology, delivers the accuracy, timeliness, and analysis needed." is updated daily, Monday through Friday, with the latest events from the burgeoning world of FireWire.

You can find more information at the new site.

The Mac Observer Spin: FireWire is already huge in the digital video market and is becoming very large in the computing industry as well. Messrs. Hamilton and Chaffin are both excited about working on the new site and bringing their experience to the FireWire world [Editor's Note: Please pardon the pun.]

FireWire is a very important technology for Apple, and the next 18 months are crucial to its success. Intel and their cronies are keen on supplanting FireWire with USB2, despite it less impressive features. Fortunately, FireWire is already well on its way to market dominance. Apple, Sony, Gateway, and Compaq are a stable of very heavy hitters when it comes to spreading the technology throughout the computing industry. Make no mistake about it, having FireWire succeed in the PC world is very important to Mac users. Just as with USB, Mac users will see the benefit of having far more devices (at a substantially cheaper price than may have been possible otherwise) available to them simply because manufacturers can develop drivers for both platforms with relative ease.

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