October 5th, 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 [3:00 PM] Right On Mac!: PC Confessions - Stock collapse causes East Sprocket scale back
Appleis latest stock woes are even creeping into fiction, as this weekis PC Confessions talks about the stock collapse in the title...but then never again. Catchy, right? Looking for a break from "The sky is falling" stock stories and "OS X Beta sucks/rocks" rants? Take a gander at the latest edition of PC Confessions. Our favorite quote from the article:

He sat down, feeling uneasy being so close to an eMachines 333ID PC. She handed him her fresh Windows ME box. "You want to do the honors?" she asked. Ryan looked around. He was startled to see the pitchfork had reappeared next to the door.

Donit do it, Ryan. She isnit worth it! Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [2:00 PM] Low End Mac - How to Rescue the Cube
To Cube or not to Cube? It seems that the initial reaction surrounding the Cube, that of, "It IS neat, but who is going to buy it?" has played into reality. The Cube does rock. "Cracks" or no cracks, it is a mavelous little piece of computer. But it isnit selling. Why? Dan Knight has the answer, the thing is too dang expensive. This is a great piece on how the "bad" Cube situation can be turned into a "good" Cube situation. Our favorite quote from this piece:

I think a lot of Mac and clone users are in the same boat. Weive used our PCI Power Macs for years, pushed them close to the limit, and are about ready to upgrade to current technology. For $1,200 or so, a lot of us would find a way to swing it.

With a Radeon or Voodoo5, making Unreal Tournament and Quake a reality, we would go for a Cube. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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