change in iPod form factor

We’re now on the fifth generation of the standard iPod. (I consider the mini, nano, and shuffle to be separate entities.) The newest iPod also marks the third change (or is it fourth?) in form factor for the device. If you buy the latest iPod, it comes with an adaptor to snap onto it so…

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snapshot from my day

A couple of weeks ago, I was waiting for the elevator in my manager’s building, with my shiny new PowerBook tucked under my arm. Some guy walks up to me and says, ‘you have to be pretty special to get one of those around here’. I grinned and said that yes, I am pretty special,…

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the latest and greatest

Over the last couple of weeks, Apple has hosted a couple of events to announce their latest and greatest. Here’s my rundown, just in case you haven’t heard/read/watched enough commentary on this. Video iPods: They don’t do anything for me, but I didn’t expect them to. I’d really been hoping that they would increase the…

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introduction

I’m a user research engineer in the Macintosh Business Unit of Microsoft. This is my seventh day on the job, so don’t expect me to know anything interesting just yet. I’m a relative newcomer to the Mac. I bought my first Mac (a Powerbook) three years ago. I switched because I could have both gorgeous…

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