What it means (to me) to be a Macintosh user.

This is of course a personal viewpoint, because I can not really know what being a Macintosh user means to anyone else but myself.

For me the beginning of my relationship with Apple Macintosh computers started in Bangkok about 25 years ago, when I needed a better way to communicate with a typesetter who kept making mistakes with my (English language) copy and my type layout instructions, for catalogs, brochures, flyers, and advertisements meant for reproduction in magazines and newspapers.

Typically (in those days) I would do a paste-up using original artwork and transfer type for the layout and then type out the smaller text for the typesetter on a typewriter (or occasionally write them out by longhand). There would always be misunderstandings and re-dos where a normal part of the business. The worst part was that mistakes would fairly often make it onto the final product.

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July 27, 2010 – Apple Unveils New 27-inch LED Cinema Display

Apple 27-inch Cinema LED Display
CUPERTINO, California—July 27, 2010—Apple® today unveiled a new 27-inch LED Cinema Display with stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution and 60 percent more screen real estate than the 24-inch LED Cinema Display. Featuring a built-in iSight® video camera, microphone and speakers, powered USB 2.0 hub, and universal MagSafe® connector, the new LED Cinema Display is an ideal companion for the MacBook® family or a Mac® desktop, and is available for $999.

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July 27, 2010 – Apple Unveils New Mac Pro

Apple Mac Pro (2010) with Cinema Display
Apple Unveils New Mac Pro With Up to 12 Processing Cores

CUPERTINO, California—July 27, 2010—Apple® today unveiled a new Mac® Pro line with up to 12 processing cores and up to 50 percent greater performance than the previous generation.* Featuring the latest quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors, all-new ATI graphics and the option for up to four 512GB solid state drives (SSD), the new Mac Pro continues to deliver amazing performance and expandability for the most demanding consumers and professionals.

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Hot Apple Rumor – 27-inch LED Cinema Display coming this week

Apple 24 and 27-inch Cinema Display (mockup)
Mockup of 24 and 27-inch Cinema LED Display

According to macrumors.com Apple may be ready to release a new 2560 by 1440 pixels, 27-inch 16:9 widescreen LED Cinema Display as early as tomorrow. Also rumored to be updated at the same time are the Mac Pro and the iMac, and also possibly the long awaited “Magic Trackpad” may be released.

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