Friday, January 9, 2009

Macbook Wheel Debuts on the Onion


Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

The Onion posted this excellent newscast earlier this week -- I don't know what I find funnier, the clip itself or the fact that apparently thousands of people on the internet thought it was an actual product and got excited about it. It is well produced and bears repeat watchings -- note in particular the list of suggested sentences generated by the "predictive sentence technology" and the news crawl across the bottom of the screen.

Some highlights for me:

"At Apple our policy is to make products that are simple to use -- and nothing is more simple than a simple giant button."

"Everything is just a few 100 clicks away."

"It remains to be seen if the wheel will catch on in the business world where people use computers for actual work and not just dicking around."

And the quote "Jobs: People who use keyboards 'standing in way of human progress'."

Enjoy!

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