July 26th, 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 [12:30 PM] Salon: Total war -- Japanese style
This is a review of a game called Shogun: Total War. Though not a Mac game, we wish it were. The reviewer touches upon many of the things that we too find important about games, and this review makes for some good readind. Our favorite quote from this piece:

If my grievous lack of face seems inordinately keen -- and it is -- itis because Shogun isnit a typical real-time strategy (RTS) war game, with touches of Japanese history merely sprinkled about for flavor. Shogunis designers have imbued every aspect of the game interface with the sensibility of ancient Japan, arguably the most aesthetically elegant in world history.

A good read. Reviewer - Bryan Chaffin

Best [12:30 PM] Mired: MacCommunist predicts an Apple "pad" next year
Being hard core capitalists (at least this editor), we have a strange attraction to The MacCommunist. Lukas Hauser, the author of the column, has looked at recent statements from Steve Jobs and Fred Anderson and decided that a non-PDA handheld may be on the way from Apple. Our favorite quote from this piece, if only for the very amusing reference to Fred Anderson:

    Fred Anderson, Appleis token capitalist, told financial analists last week that Apple has a whole lot of "new products" coming out in the next 12 months. Steve Jobs told Business Week something to the same effect. So look beyond the icubei -- which I predict will itself evolve into a sub-$1000 appliance -- towards the golden wireless future, my fellow revolutionaries! The iPad is coming.

A good read. Reviewer - Bryan Chaffin

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