Forbes Echoes the Rumor Mill

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Forbes summarizes the Mac rumor mill.

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    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    But so many rumors and no real evidence - just a lack of any proof....blah!

    Maybe we will have to wait till Apple Expo Paris - who's giving he keynote?

  3. macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    There's gonna be riots soon if there are no new powerbooks!
  4. macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2003
    I have my tar, feathers, and pitchforks ready for anyone who wants to join in! :D
  5. macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    I saw this in Forbes. I think this guy was just reading the same sites we do. It doesn't seem that he contacted anyone at Apple.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2003
    i have some feathers and a rusty pitchfork... could i borrow a bucket of tar?
  7. macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Headline news for 2882

    That would be interesting.

    Headline news for 2882

    Cause of Great Riot of the 21st century Determined.

    Scholars attribute the collapse of human civilization to the lack of a class of mobile computers called Peach (You know how accurate archeologists are.) PowerBooks. It was discovered from a layer of dirt that contained vast amounts of electronic parts that there was a riot that swept the planet sometime between 2000 and 2200. Documentation from that time period is sketchy to say the least however preserved periodicals suggest that Peach users began the riot through massive acts of vandalism of the corp headquarters based in Florida prior to its secession of the United States in 2086. Once the riots in Florida began it swept nation wide and eventually worldwide.
    Peach computers were not the only ones affected. Windows users fed up with their crap experience joined in and created the worlds largest land dump of electronic parts that can now be found in the former state of Washington. (Click link for a holo of world’s largest man made mountain.) World wide users sick of dealing with computer in general created a landscape of broken computers and computer accessories that littered the entire planet. Thousands of injuries and deaths are associated with these acts of rebellion due to users tossing computer systems from high-rise structures. Steve Jobs the 18th has been quoted as saying that if these facts do pan out that he’s willing to blame Bill Gates the 12th for all of it. “What do you expect from a company like SoftMicro?”
    In other news SoftMicro’s market shares have fallen to another record low at .002 percent of the market. Mr. Gates was unavailable for comment but spokes person for SoftMicro are quoted as saying they expect to be back on top soon.
  8. macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2002
    Gainesville, FL
    Isn't that nearly verbatim from Think Secret?

    I just graduated with a degree in Journalism last year and I know if we were to "borrow" from a source like that without citing our source we would be in MAJOR trouble.
  9. macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2003
    Powerbooks coming!

    I'm no reliable source but...

    My brother spoke with the head apple guy at his College, and he had just returned from a "meeting" and promised that a new powerbook would "not be long" and before "mid september" so "not to worry".

    Also said "No (old) Powerbooks are shipping right now"

    And "New Powerbooks will be immediately available"

    Make of it what you will.
  10. macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    I've heard the same things from people who are in the Apple chain. This week, next at the latest for the powerbooks is what I'm hearin, but then again - it's all just rumor - right?? :eek:)
  11. macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    Re: Powerbooks coming!

    there have been a few people claiming that they spoke to different people, saying similar things about the PowerBooks. anyway, all these small tidbits are 'interesting' and at least they help add information to the bigger picture. well... sometimes.

    Forbes echoes all the rumors, eh? this has been going on for awhile. i remember not too long ago The Register had an article about different sites saying that PowerBooks were close. i guess this sort of thing will keep on going until new PowerBooks actually arrive. :rolleyes:
  12. macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2003
    Re: Powerbooks coming!

    man, i'm desperate to get some info on new lcd monitors. Maybe some minor revisions (mostly quality issues)...cause i'm in for 23 hd...if they update after october i'll buy now. Any info? I would really apreciate it. thx
  13. macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2003
    i mean, maybe your brother could "accidently" crash into that apple guy and asked him.."hay dude..what a coincidence..i was just thinking about those new monitors...etc..
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    Ambrose Chapel

    Jul 24, 2002
    i'm surprised forbes would publish rumors...don't business decisions need to be made on strict fact? it's like the wall st journal - great news reporting for the suits to make decions to, but flight-of-fancy op-eds...

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