Wired's Celebrity List Includes Lots Of Apple Products

The turkey has been digested and now many folks are looking for ways to lose weight. One area where weight reduction seems to occur spontaneously this time of year is around the wallet: The Christmas Holiday Buying Season is upon us and everyone, from Aunt Eunice to Billy Boyd of The Lord of the Rings movies, has a wish list. Of course, youill find technology on many of those lists, especially lists made by the geekier among us, who already have their favorite geek-toys and are looking to enhance their holdings.

If you are wondering what to buy your favorite geek, were-geek (normal person by day, geek at night), closet geek, or über-geek, scratch your noggin no longer: Wired News has come to the rescue by offering up an extensive list of this years hottest tech-toys. Sprinkled among Wiredis list are celebrity tech-profiles, listing the celebis favorite tech gear and wish list. Whatis really interesting is the number of listed famous folk who adore Apple products as either one of their favorite gear or as an item to hope for under this yearis tree. Here are a few examples from the Wired News article ,WIRED TOOLS 2K3:

Celebrity Stuff

Tom Rowlands

Musician and producer, Chemical Brothers

His Favorite Gear

  1. 1970s EMS Synthi-AKS portable synthesizer
  2. FinalScratch
  3. Apple Titanium PowerBook G4

His Wish List

"Abelton Live. Itis a piece of software designed for the live electronic musician. Everything you do on the arrange page you can do on the fly - move chunks of audio around and speed it up and slow it down as youire playing. Weire going to try to use that when we play live."

Celebrity Stuff

Carlos Bernard

Actor, Fox TVis 24

His Favorite Gear

  1. Vintage Mickey Mouse pocket watch
  2. Apple PowerMac G3 (with Macromedia Flash to personalize his Web site)
  3. Maurice Lacroix Globe watch with chronograph

His Wish List

"The new PowerBook laptop. It would be fantastic if someone left that under the tree for me."

Celebrity Stuff

Billy Boyd

Actor, Lord of the Rings, Master and Commander

His Favorite Gear

  1. Sony PlayStation 2
  2. Canon PowerShot S230 ELPH digicam
  3. Apple 15-Gbyte iPod

His Wish List

"This new robot vacuum thing [Electrolux] sounds like the best gadget ever! Just switch it on and it cleans out your room, it can iseei where your chairs are. And if it runs out of power, it just returns to its docking station and recharges. Itis a vacuum cleaner, but it could also be a friend, I think. Like having a dog."

Whatis also interesting is that the list that Wired compiled actually included zero Apple products. Check out the full list and the other celebrity tech-profiles at Wired News. Note that the full article is 7 (not very long) pages long, with one celebrityis list featured at the bottom of each page. Of the seven celebrities listed, only Paris Hilton didnit list an Apple product (note that we originally listed Donny Osmond, as well, but he actually lists a Cinema Display as one of his three favorite items).