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Old 6th January 2009, 17:55   #1
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Default Apple launches revolutionary, keyboard-free laptop

"Senior Product Innovator" Brian Gilman rightfully points out, "Nothing is more simple than a single, giant button." Reportedly, the 8GB MacBook Wheel will cost $2,599, and the 40GB model will start at a slightly pricier $9,960.

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Nice try, but only barely funny.
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Old 6th January 2009, 20:47   #3
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let me guess, you are a Mac owner
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I laughed.
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Slashdot at it's finest:

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phone next?
Maybe next they'll invent some way to dial a phone with just some sort of rotary wheel...
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Dialing a phone with a rotary wheel will actually be a whole lot easier in my mind than typing an email with a whole wheel. I don't see how this process is faster than me typing exactly what I want. Imagine trying to program with that thing. Predictive text will not be any help with odd variables names and punctuation marks all over the place. This to me is definitely overkill.


It's quick than you think. Suppose you wanted to type Whoosh! to inform someone that they had missed a joke. Once you enter Wh you can just select Whoosh! from the dropdown list.
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This is a bit "out there", but to be perfectly honest I'd rather use a laptop running VISTA over that silly Macbook Wheel. It will take me more time to type an e-mail on that thing, then it would to send an e-mail on Vista. This is what happens when Steve gets sick, Apple gets desperate for ideas.
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MacTini - Smallest Laptop in the World
his eyes are the selling point
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Nice!

I love this kind of stuff. :P
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