We all know that there is no iWalk. It was a lame hoax, ha, ha. Besides sloppily doctored video, it lacked a believable name. We also know that Apple likes to follow consistent naming conventions: iMac --> PowerMac iBook --> PowerBook Therefore: iPod --> PowerPod Makes sense, right? The "i" version is the fun consumer model; the "Power" version is for professionals. I believe that Apple won't make Steve-O a liar by releasing a PDA as he vowed they wouldn't -- instead they'll do what Apple does best and invent a whole new category of computing device. The more recent rumors of a hard drive based handheld from Apple ring more right. Apple reinvigorated the MP3 player market by going from flash-style memory to hard drives -- they'll do the same with "PDAs" (for lack of a "Different" term). The recent pieces of the puzzle to consider are the upcoming iCal and iSync software. Jobs is more isolationist than Bush. He wants to move us away from Microsoft* entirely and Palm, too. Why not? They never really supported us, anyway. Why else were they so slow to support Mac OS X (Palm Desktop and Entourage Conduit)? Should we really believe that iCal was made just to put appointments on our iPods while iSync supports someone else's PDAs and all of our Bluetooth phones? With Linux now running on PDAs, is it such a leap to see Mac OS X in your hand? Should we really believe that there was such a demand from graphic artists reluctant to type that Apple would integrate Handwriting Recognition right into the very core of the OS just for them? Wouldn't you love to have iTunes & iPhoto with you wherever you go? Wouldn't Steve want you to show all of your Windows friends and coworkers, too? Thoughts? ------------------ *Watch, too, for iWeb -- let's get rid of the last M$ app -- watch 10.2 for your back, forward, refresh, and home buttons, already in place in the Finder.