What’s the real deal behind the Apple Mini Mac? E-Week’s Tom Steinert-Threlkeld explains:
What I saw was the future of Apple Computer: A device that fits anywhere in the home and hooks up to any screen that can handle digital input.
Lots of Windows-side executives are making big noise about producing machines for the living room. They call them “media centers.” A few are on the market. Some get good reviews.
But Jobs is the first executive, in the view from here, to really give a carrot that will pull along the move to convert the living room to digits.
A 40 gig machine with 256meg of memory probably isn’t enough to replace my Gateway desktop – but at $500, it could replace my TiVo and CD and DVD players.
Only question is, can I get one with a remote control?