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arn
Jun 5, 2002, 10:04 PM
sweetaction provides us with a followup CNet article (http://news.com.com/2100-1033-932504.html?tag=fd_top) to the previous "major" announcement from John Sculley:

eBay and InPhonic, a wireless company backed by former Apple CEO John Sculley, announced Wednesday a new monthly service that among other things, lets people more easily bid on an item using their cell phones.

Rower_CPU
Jun 5, 2002, 10:08 PM
About as "un"-major as it gets, no?

At least Apple's announcement had some meat to it. :D

Skandranon
Jun 5, 2002, 10:14 PM
Man. What blue balls. Should have expected nothing better, though, I suppose.

Woohoo. I can already surf the Net on my cell.

:rolleyes: :o :rolleyes:

Royal Pineapple
Jun 5, 2002, 10:15 PM
oh boy now i can bid for worthless crap wherever i am. oh boy now i have some incentive to spend more of my money because i neadnt be at mu computer. they call that a major announcement?
but hey now i can buy an eMac and sell it on ebay from my phone
-royal

buffsldr
Jun 5, 2002, 10:27 PM
Sculley's follow-up major announcement is..... he is adding a third "L" to his name!

Nice work, Sculley, you are tremendous

Hemingray
Jun 5, 2002, 10:39 PM
As non-major as that is, that could definitely come in handy! But I doubt it'll be worth the monthly charge.

fitzg2md05
Jun 5, 2002, 10:57 PM
WHOPPDE-F*#@ING-DO!!!!

Macboom
Jun 5, 2002, 11:08 PM
So that was the major announcement ?
well "ha ha ha ha ha ha" now it is really clear to me this man has vision an it aint 20/20 its not even on the scale !

oh john go home !!
and stay there !

bidding via a mobile on eBay ..well at least we can trust on good ole Jobs for a tastier announcement even if it wasn't world shattering it had more movement then this ... still makes me laugh when i think about all the speculations re either announcement but as per usual Mr mighty Jobs was and is the clear winna :-)

Go MAC go MAC go MAC Go john go home !!
:D

3rdpath
Jun 5, 2002, 11:41 PM
YAWN

(sometimes one word is enough)

lucs
Jun 6, 2002, 01:36 AM
Damn u people are bitter when it comes to previous Apple CEOs...

sluthy
Jun 6, 2002, 02:31 AM
Not really an "earth-shattering" announcement, but useful (for people who actually USE eBay).

Off the point, I just noticed the new MacRumors interface. Each story with it's own maroon header and grey info box. Nice.

iapple
Jun 6, 2002, 02:51 AM
Originally posted by sluthy
Not really an "earth-shattering" announcement, but useful (for people who actually USE eBay).

Off the point, I just noticed the new MacRumors interface. Each story with it's own maroon header and grey info box. Nice.

yeah, I think this topic is more interesting than this Scully announcement!
The new MacRumors interface look pretty good to. you know, I've visited Thinksecret, Spymac (don't trust them!), etc. etc. but Macrumors' frontpage is the easiest to look at and access. It's simple, but good, just like Apple's stuff.

McFreggle
Jun 6, 2002, 04:47 AM
Originally posted by iapple
yeah, I think this topic is more interesting than this Scully announcement!
The new MacRumors interface look pretty good to. you know, I've visited Thinksecret, Spymac (don't trust them!), etc. etc. but Macrumors' frontpage is the easiest to look at and access. It's simple, but good, just like Apple's stuff.

Very soon, there will be a site called, macrumorsrumors.com, where people will speculate about the new design, topics, announcements, ... of MacRumors...
Off course, the administrators will try their best to keep everything a secret till the very last second.

That would be just like Apple's stuff ;)

k.

blakespot
Jun 6, 2002, 07:52 AM
Spellbinding announcement. Good to see Sculley's not...gotten bland...

I am as happy as a little girl.

http://www.therossman.com/examiner/00_10/dieter_or_limey.jpg



blakespot

JtheLemur
Jun 6, 2002, 07:56 AM
http://eonblue.com/forums/BlownAway.jpg

Wow, what an announcement! Jeez.

The new MacRumors look is DEFINITELY mor enewsworthy than Sculley-O.

-- J

jamesbhai
Jun 6, 2002, 08:10 AM
mulder, mulder, where are you? the truth's out there.

unfortunately, this announcement is not it.

TechLarry
Jun 6, 2002, 08:52 AM
Great. Just a new way to get screwed quicker :(

TL

soosy
Jun 6, 2002, 08:54 AM
As far as I know, it was only Think Secret that said Sculley was making a big announcement. So they may have over-hyped it. Rumor sites are Rumor sites.

I actually was a little dissapointed with the eMac and Quicktime 6 Preview announcements. Think Secret got me thinking it was going to be something bigger. But rumors are rumors so no big deal.

Mr. Anderson
Jun 6, 2002, 09:10 AM
After actually seeing one of the eMacs at the Apple store, I'm very impressed. And was there a public announcement from Apple, or did the stuff just become available. We also got OSX.1.5. Overall, Apple's new stuff outdid Sculley's by far. Such a small niche for the eBay thing. And ThinkSecret did sort of hype it, maybe they were sold on the idea, who knows....

gregorypierce
Jun 6, 2002, 09:38 AM
I just can't help but be totally underwhelmed by that announcement though.

:o

I mean really... this is barely even news... and they aren't the first ones to come up with a remove eBay bidding system, nor will they likely be the first to bring it to market.

MM2270
Jun 6, 2002, 03:24 PM
Wow...... :rolleyes:

Hey everybody, I have a MAJOR announcement of my own.... I took a dump earlier today............ yeah........ that's about as exciting as the Sculley announcement if you ask ME!

cp21yos
Jun 6, 2002, 08:51 PM
The sun will rise in the morning.... good greif... Sculley will never get the technology thing....