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S.F. Gate: Stanford Laptop Orchestra makes music with Macs
"One of the basic questions we're asking is, What are computers good at doing and what are people good at?"

"Computers are great at producing sounds - anything we can write an algorithm for, we can hear. They don't get tired, they have a lot of processing power, and they're easily networked.

"People, on the other hand, are adaptable. They're social. The notions of expressiveness and intention more readily applicable to people.

"You pull all these elements together, and then you see where the intersection is."
music  computers  technology  mac  macbook  apple  creativity  improvisation 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Computerworld: Apple immune to Windows 7 impact, analyst says
"I analyzed the impact of the last four Windows launches and found no negative correlation between them and Mac sales," said Brian Marshall of Broadpoint AmTech. "In fact, [Microsoft's launches] almost act like a delayed accelerant on Mac sales."

After comparing Mac sales with the launches of Windows 98 in June 1998, Windows 2000 (February 2000), Windows XP (October 2001) and Vista (January 2007), Marshall found that in all but the case of Windows 2000, Mac sales either increased or stayed steady.
apple  mac  macbook  windows  computers  technology  marketing 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
My Digital Life » Blog Archive » Know Your Mac—Easily Make Your Very Own Wi-Fi Hub
On your ethernet connected Mac, go to System Preferences. Select Sharing. Next select Internet Sharing. Change your option to share from Ethernet from the drop down menu. Click Airport option and then give the nifty network you just made a name and password. Lastly, turn on Internet sharing. That’s it! Enjoy!
mac  wifi  internet  diy  computers  apple 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
TidBITS Opinion: Instant Messaging for Introverts
"Specifically, I'd like to advance the thesis that - for some people at least - an aversion to instant messaging is a natural consequence of one's temperament, and that this is neither good nor bad in and of itself, though it does of course have consequen
behavior  brain  communication  community  computers  culture  online  gtd  health  internet  mac  psychology  reading  socialnetworking  social  technology  toread  twitter  writing  work  apple 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
jwz - PSA: backups
"Option 1: Learn not to care about your data. Don't save any old email, use a film camera, and only listen to physical CDs and not MP3s. If you have no posessions, you have nothing to lose."
mac  macosx  osx  reference  security  humor  computers 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
New York may ban iPods while crossing street | U.S. | Reuters
"I'm not trying to intrude on that. But what's happening is when they're tuning into their iPod or Blackberry or cell phone or video game, they're walking into speeding buses and moving automobiles. It's becoming a nationwide problem."
apple  mac  nyc  traffic  transportation  public  technology 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Macworld: Secrets: Create a time-lapse movie
"This video technique compresses hours of action into mere seconds—clouds roll overhead, the sun races toward the horizon, and flowers bloom before your eyes. Best of all, creating time-lapse movies is easy. Once you set up your camera, your Mac does mo
photography  apple  imovie  cinema  mac  diy 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Pre-MacBook diagnosis at Apple Store, Walnut Creek
Thank goodness I backed up my MacBook (code name: Gori Do) on Sunday afternoon before I had to turn
macbook  macintosh  video  california  apple  me  applestore  random  shutdown  macbookshutdown  walnutcreek  mac  whoacreek 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
What Do I Know: .Mac user tip
*kicks up heels at amount of space available to use*
apple  mac 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Installing Debian 3.0 onto an Apple iBook
'Cause you know, this will come in handy sooner than later.
apple  debian  ibook  linux  mac  powerbook 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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