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Sat 12 Nov 2005
Category : Commentary/prescience.txt
I was following a particular hit, looking through my server log. It's a search through the weblog for the keyword "Wheelock", and it returned three hits, a couple of which I found interesting given what's happening now.
First, "Will we get an AppleStore?". I said it's a no-brainer (in a phrase that's already dated). Plus, what are they waiting for? Well, we still aren't going to get one, not the ones run by Apple anyway, but we are going to get the largest 3rd-party-run Apple retail centre in this part of Asia, in about a week's time. That store will open at The Orchard Cineleisure, which is probably the best place in Singapore to open such a store, and that's something to look forward to.
Next, "Dull as Dell". Well, Dell's looking not too bright these days, but what caught my eye were these paragraphs in the article:
So they did. The video iPod has now come to pass. Should we be surprised? Let's move on and look at the next paragraph,
So what did Andy Grove talk about?
So, who then has been pushing the limits, and what could that mean?
That sent a chill down my spine. Written on 16th June 2003. Am I clairvoyant, or what?
We're looking ahead to the first MacTels - Macs on Intel chips - probably as early as January.
We're probably going to be able to run Windows at native speed on these machines. They're going to be the only machines that cover all the bases (Mac OS X, Linux and Windows). They're going to be sexy as hell. They're going to be cheaper even than Dells, or in any case, provide unprecedented value for money.
And, when we're done crossing over, we'll get to run Mac OS X on those other ordinary PCs.
No, I'm not dreaming. Or being inconsistent. Because, by that time, things are really going to be different...