is 'AlBook' or 'AluBook'?

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    iAlan

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    I got to put my dirty fingerprints on one of the new 12" Powerbooks at Bic-Camera in Shinjuku. Actually, I almost hugged it it was soooo cute :p

    All up, I liked the form factor, although the colour was different than I expected and the keys are a little tacky looking, but a nice piece of machinery none-the-less. I am very close to selling my iBook and getting the 12" PB.

    By the way, what do you call the new beasts 'AlBook' or 'AluBook'. I prefere AluBook as it sounds lke a combination of Aluring (spelling?) and Powerbook, and they really are...

    I might have to change my sig if I get a twelvie!
     
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    Re: is 'AlBook' or 'AluBook'?

    I've been mostly seeing it as AlBook.
     
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    I had been using "alubook" but "albook" is easier to say and sounds better.
     
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    Most people have been saying AlBook, but personally i prefer AluBook
     
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    Al12, Al15 (when...) and Al17 - faster, easier and no confusion.
     
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    I like, and have mostly seen, AlBook, as it sort of follows from what the Titanium PowerBook was referred to...the 2 letters of the element.

    TiBook
    AlBook

    Of course, everytime I say it out loud, I'm reminded of the husband in the show Married With Children...but nonetheless, it rolls of the tongue easier than Ah-Loo-Book (AluBook)
     
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    AlooBook? Al Bundy?

    I prefer sticking to America's affinity with acronyms and busting out the ol' Aye-Pee-Bee.

    APB

    :cool:
     
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    ditto
     
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    I've been using ABook, but the true name is whatever you think it should be. ;)
     
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    My, my, my... didn't realize there was such a debate... I've just been calling them 12", 15", 17" TiBooks... and yes, I do know they're aluminum.
     
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    Who cares?!

    Seriously. Who the hell cares? AlBook, AluBook, it's the same thing. :D :p

    BTW, I use 'AlBook' because I prefer to stick with the atomic nomenclature.

    I wonder when there is going to be an UBook. :p
     
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    Tibook Debate???

    ...I'm new to macs, but was there ever a debate on what to call the Titanium Powerbooks? I would guess that there wasn't. It just happened that everyone just called them Tibooks, so that is going to be what happens here. I think people will get tired of typing out Alubook or Albook or whatever....switch to something simpler like Al17...but now that I reach for those number keys, I think that is just as difficult as writing Albook...I thought I had a point, but now I realize I really don't ...continue
     
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    I second that.
     
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    Re: Who cares?!

    1 inch thin - just 47 pounds! :D
     
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    Re: How about -

    Sounds too much like "feminine hygiene" products... :D
     
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    AluBook is so cute...but if you're going for the atomic symbol thing then AlBook is okay I guess.

    but alubook has that 'thing'. it's adorable, and it 'describes' the PB very well and it just gives you that feeling inside...or maybe it's because my bf called it the alubook...and APB wouldn't work because we already have too many acronyms in life (especially in computers).
     
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    I think AlBook is appropriate because the precedent was set by the TiBook to use the casing material's elemental symbol.
     
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    Well, I really didn't think I would get so may alternatives to my initial question. We have (in no particular order...

    AlBook
    AluBook
    Al12
    Al17
    Al15 (hopefully soon!)
    AluMini
    AluMaxi
    ABook
    12", 15", 17" TiBooks

    With the most popular being AlBook - following the atomic nomenclature.

    I guess AlBook it is...:)
     
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    the UBook would hafta be deep purple, definitely un-Apple.
    :D ;)
     
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    I just say Power Book, why does it matter what its made of, as long as its thin, light, and portible.
     
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    The official chemical symbol for aluminum is "Al", hence, "AlBook". Much like TiBook.

    TiBook was an official name given by Jobs at the announcement. (The same announcement where he said "sex" about 500 times.) AlBook was never given as an official name, but it isn't a bad idea.
     
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    Dude! those are some sweet SAT scores! But you're a PC guy...:rolleyes:

    I still like AluBook. It still sounds cooler than AlBook. And when I say AluBook people understand me, when I say AlBook people think that i'm talking about al's book or something.
     

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