There Is No Cat

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Big Day

Today's the big day that the Macintosh faithful have been waiting for: the opening of Macworld Expo in New York. This is going to be the first east coast one in close to ten years that I've missed. I didn't feel right about taking time off from the new job after being there such a short time. So I'll be following along on the web, just like I do for the San Francisco shows. The rumors sites have been abuzz for weeks with breathless speculation about what His Steveness will announce, but so far it appears either that the Apple security team has clamped down pretty well or that the most exciting news is going to be a bigger screen for the iMac and a bigger hard drive for the iPod. Yawn. We'll see; Steve's keynote is this morning, and I expect the usual suspects will keep running commentary on whatever he announces. Maybe he'll announce a return to a usable interface for Mac OS X, but I doubt it. Pity; that would really be exciting news.

You know, in a way the web makes these trade shows superfluous anyway. The ability to keep up with the news in virtually real time and the tendency of companies to offer their show specials via the web as well means that the big thing you miss these days by not showing up is the traffic. Still, it would be nice to be there.

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio

There used to be a cat

[ photo of Mischief, a black and white cat ]

Mischief, 1988 - December 20, 2003

[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

Sylvester (the Dorito Fiend), who died at Thanksgiving, 2000.


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