Beleaguered? Tell That To The 90,000+ That Hit MACWORLD

Donit tell the Mac community that their favorite computer maker is "beleaguered." Last weekis MACWORLD Expo in San Francisco saw 93,000 visitors making it the largest Mac gathering ever. Not only was traffic to the show high, nearly a quarter of a million people tuned in to watch the video stream of Steve Jobs Tuesday morning keynote speech. According to IDG:

IDG World Expo and Apple today announced that a record of over 93,000 people attended the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco last week, making it the largest gathering of Mac fans in the U.S. ever.

``The record crowd underscores the Macis incredible appeal among consumers and professionals,ii said Charlie Greco, president and CEO of IDG World Expo, organizers of the event. ``Weire thrilled to see tens of thousands of new and long-standing Mac fans alike flock to Macworld to see innovative new products like Appleis new Titanium PowerBook G4 and Appleis stunning new iTunes and iDVD software applications.ii

In addition to the showis record attendance, more than a quarter million people tuned into the live QuickTime stream of the Macworld keynote delivered by Steve Jobs, Appleis CEO. During the keynote, Jobs unveiled the new Titanium PowerBook? G4; a new Power Mac G4 line featuring the revolutionary combination CD-RW/DVD-R SuperDrive for reading and writing both CDs and DVDs; iTunes, the worldis best and easiest to use ``jukeboxii software; iDVD, a revolutionary new application that lets consumers quickly and easily create professional looking DVDs; and DVD Studio Pro, the first full-featured DVD authoring tool for under $1,000.

The keynote was streamed over Appleis QuickTime TV network, which delivers broadcast quality and high levels of reliability and includes Appleis QuickTime 4 player. The state-of-the-art QuickTime 4 player for Macintosh and Windows users worldwide is available free at

You can find more information about last weekis MACWORLD Expo in The Mac Observeris MWSF 2000 Special Report.