Da Nu McBook Pro'sezes

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Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:10 am Post

Jobs hated the Newton. Killing it was one of the first things he did once he was back in charge. Credit for smart portable devices goes to RIM (the Blackberry) and 3Com/USRobotics (Palm Pilot).

(Or else you can give Apple credit for the Newton, but then Xerox gets to keep the mouse and GUI.)

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Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:44 am Post

If we zoom in the picture and go more in detail, we could recognize the people inside the PARC labs. For example, Alan Kay, Larry Tesler, Bruce Horns, Dan Ingalls and others, who were then hired by Apple and worked on the Macintosh. Or John Warnock and Charles Geschke, founders of Adobe.

It is true that most modern concepts where invented at the PARC, but it is also true that the people behind those inventions were also regular workers at Apple or Adobe. So, it is not correct to state, as read many times, that Apple stole the idea - they hired the people.

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Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:21 am Post

druid wrote:Wock, I love you, man....and I donated to your wife's charity run.

But please help save the English language.

Pro's is NOT a plural, it's a possessive. Even in Tennessee.

Moderators, would you please correct that title before I open my veins?

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Arrgggghhhh!!!!
What have you done? They've changed the thread title to "Prozes"? :?:

The use of "Pro's" could be seen as correct: if "Pro" is short for "Professional", then "Pro's" is the correct contraction of "Professionals". Further, use of apostrophes is generally accepted for abbreviations and acronyms when the absence of the apostrophe results in either an ambiguous or awkward word. e.g. "there were too many letter as" versus "there were too many letter a's".

Finally rules of grammar are more like guidelines. They are there to be broken, especially when their breach aids readability and comprehension.

"Prozes." :x <grumpy>
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Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:49 am Post

nom wrote:The use of "Pro's" could be seen as correct: if "Pro" is short for "Professional", then "Pro's" is the correct contraction of "Professionals". Further, use of apostrophes is generally accepted for abbreviations and acronyms when the absence of the apostrophe results in either an ambiguous or awkward word. e.g. "there were too many letter as" versus "there were too many letter a's".

Finally rules of grammar are more like guidelines. They are there to be broken, especially when their breach aids readability and comprehension.


I'm not sure that I agree that Pro's is a contraction of Professionals.
Had the headline read "The New MacBook Pros" I would not have twitted our friend Wock.
Which he answered very mirthfully.
But I'm equally puzzled on why the headline became Prozes.
Unless a moderator is trying to mock this nattering twit.
And then again, we have the possibility of cinematic allusion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKlub5vB9z8

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Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:42 pm Post

Now that is a title! :-)
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Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:23 pm Post

4 teh win!1!
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Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:23 am Post

Da Nu McBook Pro'sezes


I just snorted… :oops: :lol:
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Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:11 am Post

I think this is the first time that our rampant off-topicking has circled back around into the topic title itself, so that its wanton chaos is no longer restricted to within its own confines.
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Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:52 am Post

kewms wrote:Jobs hated the Newton. Killing it was one of the first things he did once he was back in charge. Credit for smart portable devices goes to RIM (the Blackberry) and 3Com/USRobotics (Palm Pilot).

(Or else you can give Apple credit for the Newton, but then Xerox gets to keep the mouse and GUI.)

Katherine


Also, Apple might have inspired others to use GUIs but (a) they didn't invent it; and (b) I'm fairly sure Microsoft was pretty dominant at the time, and can put in a fairly solid claim for popularising it via Windows.

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Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:05 am Post

kewms wrote:Jobs hated the Newton. Killing it was one of the first things he did once he was back in charge. Credit for smart portable devices goes to RIM (the Blackberry) and 3Com/USRobotics (Palm Pilot).

(Or else you can give Apple credit for the Newton, but then Xerox gets to keep the mouse and GUI.)

Katherine


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Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:30 pm Post

So yes they released this morning.

Sandy CPUs Thunderbolt (Lightpeak) and better Graphics card.

What is nice is the 15s and 17s are now QUAD core CPUs. (i7s)

Getting ready to buy a 15 here real shortly.
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Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:01 pm Post

Only the highend 15' and the 17' got a better graphics card. The low-end 15' GPU is worse than the 2010 series. It doesn't matter ofcourse if you don't use it.
I'm a bit disappointed the 13' didn't get the 1440x900 screen like the MBA, that would be very nice.