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Tuesday July 12, 2005 8:21 am

Live from MacWorld Expo:  “A Line of Powerbooks!”


iBooks.  TiBooks.  Powerbooks.  I’ve never seen so many portable Apple Computers in one place.  I’m sitting outside the exhibition hall waiting for the Expo to start and everyone here is absorbed in their personal slice of Mac Heaven.  Every car parked outside has an Apple logo affixed somewhere, every backpack has an iPod cord trailing to headphones.  I’ve seen more iPod Shuffles than I can count.  The last time I experienced anything of the sort was the OS X 10.4 Tiger release!  People are lined up to get inside, waiting for what mysterious goodies await inside.

A random passerby summed it up best:

“Dude, it’s like… look.  A line of PowerBooks!”

And here’s the kicker - I took the subway from my hotel to the convention center…  and even the subway trains are covered with colorful iPod logo advertisements. 

Yes, it seems like Boston has become Cupertino for the week — and with this weather (Dashboard says 70 degrees and climbing) it’d be an easy mistake to make.  More when I get inside.  This is crazy.  In a good way!


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