The English language was doomed to fail once AOLSpeek and texting overflowed into the spoken and written language. (I c dat u h8 dat. I h8 it as w3ll). As to opening your vein that sounds very "emo".
Reminds me of the saying "I wish my yard was emo then it would cut itself."
Thank you very much for donating Druid. It really meant a lot to my wife, myself, and our friend Steve. If you do open a vein it would not take long for you to expire because with such a big heart you would probably bleed out in seconds.
(The donations discussed appear in this thread viewtopic.php?f=13&t=11597
You will have to excuse me for my constant butchering of the written and spoken language. I am from the deep south but there is hope. Let me list a few reasons why.
(1) My wife is only my wife and not my sister, aunt, or niece as well.
(2) My house does not have wheels attached to it or a hitch at the front end.
(3) My dogs are only dogs and not my dinner fetchers.
(4) I moved passed eating road kill in my teens.
(5) I can use more than a spork as an eating utensil.
(6) My truck is not taller than my house.
(7) I don't play a banjo to unsuspecting tourists.
(8) I don't own any camouflage or fluorescent orange underwear.
(9) I do not know the complete cast of WWE.
(10) I can count higher than 21 without having to drop my pants.
So you see, for a southerner I have may great progress and my butchery of english is only moderate compared to say my neighbors. (laughing)
As to the adoption of technology.
(1) USB was invented by intel but was "dead" as far as adoption until the iMac "forced" adoption when they dropped the floppy drive and only allowed USB as the means of connecting devices.
(2) Fire 4/8 were adopted in areas of "pro" applications such as graphic design, audio & video editing, and photography (the markets where apple is the industry leader)
(3) The mouse was "dead" and shelved until Apple pushed it out as a new type of interface technology along with the GUI
(4) The touch screen cell phone was another example. Now look at the "standard" in most smart phone interfacing.
(5) Multi touch track pad (gestures)
(7) "App Stores"
(8) iTunes (online music and media distribution)
(9) The newton giving birth to PDA giving birth to smart phones.
And many more.
Apple is very good at pushing out newer technologies that adopt much faster than their Windows counterparts because Apple market share is much smaller and the transition to a newer technology is much easier to implement to do compatibility. Once Apple does it many companies follow because their users see Apple users with these new "features" and they adopt it in order not to lose market share.
From an IT point of view, if Apple had a "box" that I could mount under an office desk that I could plug all of the needed connections into (ethernet, external monitor, projector, external devices, etc) and then run a single cable up onto the desktop where a user could walk into their cubicle and just plug a magnetic cable (no thumb screws to be cross threaded or ethernet tabs to break) and have all the available connections made in those few seconds, I would be elated.
I believe the idea is to move towards Pro laptops actually becoming a "desktop replacement" in many cases for those that need mobility. This would not replace desktop workstations but instead allow for many situations for users to adopt a new method of mobility. This would go with the Apple idea of "invading" the home very well. Have one device mounted under your home office desk, one mounted at your work office, and a Laptop to carry between the two locations and the convenience could influence many home users of Apple products to encourage their IT staff at work to adopt the technology at work for ease of support. IT people would love this because they could focus on actual support issues instead of having to spend time guiding people on what cables connect where, broken ethernet tabs (cable replacement) cross threaded connectors (thumb screws on DVI/VGA connectors) bent or broken pins, etc.
It would all depend on pricing, ease of use and installation, and of course reasonable application. Apple has done very well in the past at this and other times things haven't caught on like expected (Apple TV, AFP, AppleTalk).
It would have to be a "wait and see" approach to truly know. I do feel though that LightPeak will replace USB and Firewire as the next stage in IO evolution like Serial, Parallel, SCSI, SATA, and PCI evolutions have done in the past. A Light Peak mag safe quick connection that is priced right I think could revolutionize the way connections to external devices are made.
Who knows, maybe it could even replace HDMI in the audio video market as well making a truly universal connection between household devices.