MacCast 01.17.2005
wedge Opening

wedge Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles
Say Anything - Manda and the Marbles
wedge Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

* ThinkDifferent
Think Different
wedge News

wedge Apple/Pepsi iTunes Giveaway Returns

* 200 Million iTunes Songs

* Also iPod Mini per hour (1,700)

* 1 in 3 caps on 20oz. Pepsi Bottles

* January 31st to April 11th

wedge Mac Mini price Issues in the EU

wedge Mac Mini in EU countries are at the same price in Euros as the US dollar.

* $499 USD or $499 Euros

wedge Listener Patrick from Holland pointed this out to me.

* $499 USD should equal 387,72 Euros

wedge Dell CEO thoughts on iPod and Mac Mini

* Kevin Rollins says he isn't impressed, the iPod is a fad and the Mac Mini won't dent the PC market.

* "It's interesting the iPod has been out for three years and it's only this past year it's become a raging success. Well those things that become fads rage and then they drop off. When I was growing up there was a product made by Sony called the Sony Walkman – a rage, everyone had to have one," he said. "Well you don't hear about the Walkman anymore. I believe that one product wonders come and go. You have to have sustainable business models, sustainable strategy."

* Didn't comment on how their MP3 jukebox and music download service is doing. Hmmm wonder why?

wedge Thoughts, Comments, Emails and Feedback

wedge Mac Mini Feedback

wedge Simon Toon
Simon on MacJams
wedge Observations on
* Most PC users have PS2 mice and keyboard

* If you use USB mouse and keyboard you will use all avialable ports on the Mac Mini

* Keyboard issues for Windows Switchers
message 2 to maccast
wedge Broo
* Use as a server. iTunes, web, print, etc.

wedge The Sub $499 PC Debate

* PC users argue there are PC comperable to the Mac Mini for less

* I have not seen any that don't require a rebate.

* Mac Mini should have a keyboard and mouse. Opens the door to Apple for a promo.

wedge iPod Shuffle Reviews

* Does anyone have one yet?

wedge Great review at
* Pro and New user perspective

wedge Sold a Jim Bryson CD
* Great feedback from Antonio

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wedge James Richmond - 6 Celts
James Richmond - 6 Celts
* Tribal/Industrial

* This track was composed and performed by Australian
programmer/producer/multi-instrumentalist, James Richmond.
James was until recently based in London and New York but has decided a compound is in order for the next few years so he has moved
to the Swiss/German/French border and primarily writes hard edged
electronica for the European and British club scenes.
James is hard at work in his studio in the Swiss Alps and is intending
to release an album this year possibly under a pseudonym.
Check his blog on for further information.
James promises that despite his recent relocation to Switzerland that
he will not, under and circumstances, be yodelling on his forthcoming