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  1. Psyched up about Monday

    brian on 2008.06.07
    at 11:49 pm

    I can’t remember the last time I was excited for a Monday, especially when I first started thinking about Monday on Friday!

    I’m more excited for this WWDC that those before for a couple of reasons.

    1) Leo Laporte and Andy Ihnatko coverage at TwitLive.tv – instead of refreshing three different blogs who may or may not actually have someone inside the Steve Jobs keynote in Moscone West, I’ll be watching/listening to two experts, who are refreshing three different blogs who may or may not actually have someone inside the Steve Jobs keynote in Moscone West. Perhaps there will be guest appearances from Merlin Mann or other MacBreak Weekliers.

    2) The great unknown. I think this year’s keynote is as wide open any in recent memory. Basically, all the major rumors of the past ten years in the Apple world have been laid to rest.

    Hopefully, that means positive surprises. I think that the announcement of a 3G iPhone (or phones), .Mac makeover and a preview of where both the mobile, “Touch” OS and Mac OS are heading are likely. However, that leaves the floor open for “one more thing” that we didn’t see coming.

    I would love, given my involvement in education, to see some announcement there. I think a cheaper version of a MacBook Air would be a perfect general-use student machine, one that could go with you pretty much everywhere. Adding Firewire would make it a better match for doing student-level video (read: iMovie, video podcast complexity only—more would require a beefier machine) and the last problem would be upping the storage and dropping the price. Not education specific, but adding optional 3G connectivity would really knock it out of the ballpark. (It would be a shame to lose your one USB port to an external modem)

    I’m not holding my breath.

    What are you looking for at this year’s WWDC?

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