I've been out of town for the last two weeks, traveling, working and such. On Sunday night I was driving and I thought "Wow, I can't wait to get back.. my DSL will be hooked up, I'll get to start surfing the web again... internet will be nice." Driving thru Kentucky I thought about you guys... I've been so out of the loop (please forgive the pun) of Macintosh - and I've missed the MacRumors forum and the people... I knew of the upcoming developer's whatever.. but hadn't known of the expected g5 announcement. So, Tuesday morning my phone rang, its my right hand man Nick.. and he reads "On Tuesday morning Apple announced..." and my jaw dropped. I couldn't believe it.. I've been waiting for it for so long, wanting and dreaming of what it'd be like and how it'd revolutionize my life. Immediately though, there was some disappointment. For so long "G5" was the measure of a true mac-addict. You could whisper "g5" in a hallway and those who knew what were talking about would peak, only their heads would turn... and you'd know you were amongst your peers. "G5" was a top-secret club, and we were all members. Tuesday morning I heard Nick say "G5" and my heart skipped a beat in excitement... but it also slumped. I later heard Laura say it and I knew.. these people were not mac die-hards - just casual pc users.... and they knew. It had become a reality, and a small part of me died. It was a dream that came true.. but maybe, it was better as a dream. I did not want the ppc970 to be called the g5.. its just not true. Its now 4days later.. and this is the first chance I've had to connect to the internet. I haven't seen the new case, I haven't seen the website... I know nothing that the rest of you do. So, this is a brief post, before the inevitable dissapointment... it can't be as good as I want it to be. I've so much enjoyed talking with you guys about it, dreaming, and wishing... and now its here. It was always about the "G5", but it also soon became about the people and friends... so, I'm glad to be back.