Julian Lepinski's blog
The big news once again belongs to Apple. New iMacs all around!
And they look like this...
Jobs announced an update to the iMac line, dropping the 17", upgrading specs (though not as much as I'd expected in terms of things like hard drives and ram) and dropping the prices for every model. I'm guessing the price drop is responsible for the somewhat underwhelming spec upgrade. It's a tradeoff...
I'll let one of the other HMLers talk about the new keyboard. I have trouble getting up in arms over those, and that's at least in part because I still find Apple keyboards irritating. I use one, but I'm sad to admit it's more because it matches my computer (and is wireless) than anything else.
From the sounds of it, Google is ramping up to launch a cell phone. The image below shows what it definitely won't look like:
... though people can wish.
The gPhone, as it's been dubbed, might prove to be very interesting, however.
So the Guardian has an article about broadband penetration. While I wasn't able to get my hands on the original report by Point Topic, I know from the article that the US has slipped to 24th percent-wise, with 50% of the population having a broadband connection, while South Korea holds the top spot with closer to 90%. (I'd imagine that Canada is somewhere around the US, despite a more lax classification of what constitutes "broadband" by service providers south of the border.)
Perhaps this isn't as big a deal as I think it is, but I think that anything that lurches the desktop metaphor forward is worth some applause.