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Posted on 2009.01.06 at 17:00
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Steve Jobs gave his very last Key Note today in California, and the everpresent mindless throng of Apple enthusiasts were not disappointed, for today, the face of computing will forever be changed with the introduction of the MacBook Wheel, Apple's boldest move since the Macintosh:

Monopolizing on the wheel technology found in almost every line of their popular iPod series, Apple expects to hit one out of the ballpark with their reinvention of the laptop. First the Air, then the unibody construction, and now the Wheel. All I can think about is how pissed off I am because I sat through a year of typing class banging away on those old IBM Selectric typewriters in a classroom full of girls.

Though it was his last Key Note, Steve Jobs discussed in some detail how he fully expects the MacBook Wheel to be the precursor for change in their faltering OSX Server market as well, stating, "I never really realized how nuch I hated keybroads untill I saw this thing." With this latest tool, Apple is hoping to open the door to Enterprise-sized data centers and start carving out market share away from HP, Sun, and IBM on midrange back-end servers.


drax0r at 2009-01-06 23:06 (UTC) (Link)

You are aware that this is from The Onion, right?
joey_glover at 2009-01-06 23:12 (UTC) (Link)
What's the Onion?
ehowton at 2009-01-06 23:38 (UTC) (Link)
Its a news parody site. Still, good enough to get drax0r to ask me upon first viewing, "Is that real?"
ehowton at 2009-01-07 00:26 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, and it took some work on my part to cull everything out for screenshot and finding a YouTube video to downplay it for my post ;)
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-01-06 23:09 (UTC) (Link)
I saw this earlier and LOLed madly. I <3 The Onion.
ehowton at 2009-01-07 00:25 (UTC) (Link)
"I'll buy almost anything if its shiny and made by Apple."
joey_glover at 2009-01-06 23:09 (UTC) (Link)
that honestly looks like a giant joke.
ehowton at 2009-01-07 00:02 (UTC) (Link)
Smart boy.
wardlejew at 2009-01-06 23:36 (UTC) (Link)
Did he say 45 minutes to send an email? Oh I can't wait till they replace my keyboard with the wheel at work. I can write 12 emails and call it a day!! Too funny.
ehowton at 2009-01-07 00:03 (UTC) (Link)
And I think it will do great in the server market!
quicksilvermad at 2009-01-07 03:53 (UTC) (Link)
"And nothing's more simple than a single giant button."


ilu, Onion.

Oh, and the sudoku joke at the end was so ridiculous I almost sprayed Coke Zero all over my own Mac (which I have dropped about 80 times... Still works, but now it's ugly).

Edited at 2009-01-07 03:57 am (UTC)
ehowton at 2009-01-07 14:16 (UTC) (Link)
I know, wasn't that hysterical? She delivered her lines perfectly. And it sounds like you could use the Wheel, since its "virtually unbreakable unless dropped or hit."

Complete and Utter Nonsense
jesskd26 at 2009-01-07 07:22 (UTC) (Link)
I read your post and did not watch the video or read the comments before I asked Tony, "How in the hell are you supposed to type. That's dumb."

He then said to watch the video and said it was a joke. I feel dumb.
ehowton at 2009-01-07 14:03 (UTC) (Link)
My wife had the same hesitation, finally mentioning, "I don't think that's going to be any faster than typing." Then she got to the 45-minute email in the video...
codekitten at 2009-01-08 12:59 (UTC) (Link)
i already saw it on the onion so that blew it for me. but i would've been all wtf from your nice setup here ;)
ehowton at 2009-01-08 13:20 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I managed to get a lot of people at work scratching their heads who hadn't first seen it. It was a riot.
danzigfried at 2009-01-11 04:51 (UTC) (Link)
If I was smarter I would have tried embedding this video, but I didnt... Behold, I give you the Mactini!

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