WOW! Being in the technology business for over 12 years, I admit it’s hard to get excited over new product announcements. Most of the time it’s minor tweaks and updates to the hardware platforms, faster processors, better performance, increased scale, new coat of paint and polish to the OS. You know the norm.
I was thinking this would be the story for Apple’s WWDC today, but boy was I wrong about the Mac Pro.
Apple went ahead and gave firm confirmation they are still in the game to reinvent and revolution what we know about industrial design. One look at the new Mac Pro and you can’t help but think. Will this change everything we know about the aesthetic and design of a performance workstation? In today’s world, performance workstations are sort of a niche. Mobile devices and laptops are by and large the most prevalent “personal computers”. I for one, am very excited about the new Mac Pro. I’m so excited, that I will pre-order one and I don’t even have a purpose for it. I just want that futuristic R2-Q5 on my home office desk as technology art work.
Apple has made me believe once again. Thank you!
Be sure to check out the keynotes for iOS 7, OSX Mavericks, the new MacBook Air, and of course my favorite Mac Pro aka R2-Q5.
Linked from Apple’s website.
My personal tribute to Steve.
To the atypical one.
The one who doesn’t quite fit the mold and saw things from a different perspective.
You understood that failure was the key to wisdom and success.
You my friend, were created in a world that adorns conformity but, refused to comply.
Nothing in this world could satisfy your endless pursuit of perfection, perhaps your were made for another.
Be at peace my friend and thank you for your magical devices.
This is a very sad photo to see and this is a call to arms to pray for his salvation. I would love to see him recover but, I’m not sure that is God’s plan for Mr. Jobs. Since we don’t know let’s keep him in our thoughts and prayers.
Let’s reflect on the past thirty years on Steve/Apple’s contribution to the evolution of technology as we know and enjoy today. Take time to reflect on what Apple has done for America with regards to advances in technology and employment. This is my personal list so, please don’t get bent out of shape.
#7: iTunes: While this is not my favorite there is not doubt the impact it has had on the music industry.
#6 iMac (1998): Revolutionary all-in-one design.
#5 iPod: Nuff said
#4 iPhone: The most imitated (but never replicated) phone in existence.
#3 OS X: A true next generation OS. Unix at the heart for the hardcore, and Coco on the front for the Windows/Apple UI freaks.
#2 iPad: Revolutionized the tablet and mobile market.
#1 Apple II (1977): Without the Apple II, we may never of had Apple. Thank you Job’s and Woz!!!
One last thing… <grin>
“In a world where what’s good for Apple is also usually good for America, that is one of Jobs’ most remarkable achievements.”
– John C. Abell (Wired.com)