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So Apple introduced the new form factor of the new iMac. They describe it as futuristic, but I think they've confused the future with a 1999 dot-com:

the iOpener appliance and the new iMac

I don't get it. Apple's designs have been clunky before, but they're usually appropriately derivative -- "It's shaped like a TV"! "It recalls a desk lamp!". But "It looks like a computer" doesn't really do much for me, especially given the strong correlation between "all-in-one computer with flat display on stand" and "overpriced, underpowered crap" (see also "Acer").

I don't understand at all how that could stand up when a cat rubs up against it hard. The big one is 20" wide and the stand can't be more than 6".


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I don't understand at all how that could stand up when a cat rubs up against it hard. The big one is 20" wide and the stand can't be more than 6".

That and the whole "one component goes and it all goes" has never done much for me either......

"I don't understand at all how that could stand up when a cat rubs up against it hard."

Maybe it comes with wood screws...?

Sorry, island fever. 8^)

hahaha that's what i've been complaining about! with three cats i'm imagining what would happen when jiggys tries to lay on top of it, valentino is sleeping up against it and kody jumps up on the table to surprise them both into playing! not to mention, i wonder how earthquake proof it is! i'd have to nail it to the table. =)

I'll let you know...

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Nat has it in her mind to buy one. :)

But I can one-up you on prior art - the ex-Compaq people at Monorail.com (http://www.monorail.com - now defunct, but check out the Internet Archive) had all all-in-one (with 800x600 passive LCD) in 1997.

*sigh* What was Ives thinking?

Re: I'll let you know...

Oho, yes! I forgot about the Monorail. My example sucked harder, though. :-)

Also, go here already.

Re: I'll let you know...

(You too, Peter.)

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