September 12th, 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] - X Marks the Spot
Come didnit really think that our Best & Worst would be anything less than OS X focused, did you? Especially with only one day left before Apple lets us know how we can get our greedy little paws on it. The forthcoming release is starting to gain some national attention from the media Big Boys, and this article by ABCNews is one of many. Our favorite quote from the article:

Under the hood, the changes are even more dramatic. When the core of the current Macintosh operating system was laid down, Ronald Reagan was running for a second term, Culture Club was still spinning hits, Microsoft’s operating system, DOS, relied on cryptic text commands, and nobody had heard of Windows.

Interesting, and just one of many good points raised by the author. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [3:00 PM] Low End Mac: The Rumor Mill - Smaller Than Your Palm
Anne Onymous has the "details" about Appleis next PDA effort, or at least what her sources tell her... Please note that we link to this great column in our "Humor" section at Mac OS News Around The Web. Our favorite quote from this piece:

To keep battery consumption at a minimum, Apple is resurrecting bubble memory technology, something almost unheard of since the mid-1980s. Although slow compared with other popular media, the high data density of Appleis new microbubble technology will allow them to store 1 GB of information on a bubble disk built into the watch.

Great Stuff. Reviewer - Bryan Chaffin

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