January 22, 2008

Like A Virgin

The trip home on Virgin America was about as disappointing as the trip out, technology-wise. The majority of the paltry TV channels didn't work at all (error reaching satellite) or they played the endless "this is how you use your remote control" loop, regardless of the channel. Finally, they stretch all the content to widescreen! Ugh! The one really-really nice touch is that the controller in the armrest is inset which means you can't (even with my boney elbows) change the channel/volume while you're leaning on it, something I've done several times on JetBlue.

MacWorld was pretty awesome. The Air is something you have to touch to believe. I am such a drooling Apple fanboi, I freely and honestly admit that up front. I feel foolish even thinking what I'm going to say next, but here goes: I felt like I was handling alien technology. I felt like I was standing in Roswell, New Mexico touching the alien spacecraft. I may have to get one, reduced specs be damned. Working the Google booth was also a lot of fun. People are really excited about the stuff we're doing for the Mac and many stopped by just to say so. I'd recommend the experience for all developers, but I was exhausted by the end of the day.

I'm sad at the teams in the Super Bowl. I may just record it for the commercials and watch it afterwards. I'd love to see Eli Manning and the Giants take down the Pats, but you know it's just not going to happen. It's not. You're deluding yourself if you think otherwise. And since we already know the outcome, why bother? Maybe I'll go to the mall that day. It should be pretty empty.

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