Happy New Year and MacWorld ’09

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A very happy and prosperous new year to one and all! I have been tardy in blogging so far this year, but as this blog reaches its second anniversary (check the archives for posts from ’06), I find myself growing inadvertently busier and less inclined to type out a post. But I will try and keep up.

Of course the latest from the Mac World was the MacWorld (pardon me) ’09. A landmark event of sorts in the build up to the same, it turned out to be a damp squib. Landmark since this will be the last time that Apple features at this expo, which is a conundrum of sorts since this is actually "Mac"World, a place to showcase and demonstrate the latest and greatest in what Apple has been working upon in the previous year. This decision, I simply don’t fathom. Next, Steve Jobs – conspicuous in his absence from MacWorld ’09. The jury is still out on the future of Apple Inc once the CEO departs, but one thing was certain, it did make for a less-than-spectacular MacWorld event. No offence to Phil Schiller, but the charisma and the charm Jobs pulls into an event of this sort is really unparalleled. It was unfortunately a damp squib as it didn’t quite meet the expectations of the Apple fans (like moi-meme) in that no new gadgets were released or announced (unlike the previous years – a-la iPhone, MacBook Air, etc).

That notwithstanding, Apple did come up with three new announcements: iWork ’09, iLife ’09 and the 17" MacBook Pro. I have already downloaded iWork ’09 and will soon post my experience, but I am really looking forward to iLife, and iPhoto in particular. The demonstration left me agape, I love the neat features that iPhoto has come to incorporate and as an avid iPhoto user, I can’t wait to get my grubby lil’ hands on the software.

Rest is all well, the weather continues to disappoint, snow and below freezing temperatures all the time – making it difficult to drive and get to work at times, but well, only three more months of this, and then blessed, beautiful Spring. For those curious about this: No, no snow angels yet! ; ) It is beautiful at times: right now as I gaze outside, thick snow flakes everywhere: a winter wonderland.


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