New I-mac in Japan

yurko_1987

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Feb 16, 2002
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When I was walking down the street, in Japan, I saw this guy walking with a box. On that box there was a pixture of a PC and windows XP.:( I felt sorry for him. 5 minutes later I was the other guy with different box. On that box there was a picture of a """NEW""" I mac!!!


New I - mac has been released in Japan.:cool: :D :cool:
 

Biggles

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Feb 3, 2002
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Re: New I-mac in Japan

Originally posted by yurko_1987
New I - mac has been released in Japan.:cool: :D :cool:
well that's cool and all, but learn how to write iMac correctly!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

kansaigaijin

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Jan 7, 2002
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the great ether
Re: Re: New I-mac in Japan

Originally posted by Biggles


well that's cool and all, but learn how to write iMac correctly!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hey thats how we spell it here, and you dont want to guess how it is pronounced.
Thats why it is called Engrish.
I thought the emac was pretty cool too. But when you see it in the flesh(so to speak) the base looks big and the screen small. When will we get a Rev B with a bigger screen, any guesses? 2005?

Hey! That was you in Porta with the box!
Look the other way!
so lets go after all the posters that make spelling usage/errors, obviously if they do that they cant know gomi about anything, right?
 

Hemingray

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Jan 9, 2002
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Ha ha haaa!
So is that how Apple spells it in Japan? I - mac? What about iPod, iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD, iTools, and the like? I'm curious...
 

kansaigaijin

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Jan 7, 2002
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Apples spelling

go survey the typical thread and look for spelling and grammer errors. My bet is that you will find problems in just about every one of them. Some are obviously people who dont usually communicate in english. But many have interesting info to share, computer usage tips to reveal and help to dispense, and witty comments to make. Most readers understand them, and dont let spelling errors get in the way of enjoying themselves. . .

So I am wondering, why would Biggles feel the need to make such a comment?
Let the guy enjoy his new Apple computer, whatever you call it. Jealous maybe?
 

Biggles

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Feb 3, 2002
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Originally posted by britboy
Biggles is probably just a perfectionist (hence the reason why he uses a mac ;) )
and I was just bored so I felt like saying something about it :)

P.S. i never knew that's how they spell it in Japan. Learn something new everyday.
 

Taft

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Jan 31, 2002
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Cultural significance.

Is there any cultural significance to calling the iMac an I-Mac in Japan?

Just curious.

Matthew
 

Gelfin

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Sep 18, 2001
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Re: Apples spelling

Originally posted by kansaigaijin
go survey the typical thread and look for spelling and grammer errors.
It's "grammar."
(I'm kidding here.)

So I am wondering, why would Biggles feel the need to make such a comment? Let the guy enjoy his new Apple computer, whatever you call it. Jealous maybe?
Eh, I don't think there's any need to get all sensitive about it. I doubt the guy meant anything by it. He just didn't understand.

Originally posted by Hemingray
So is that how Apple spells it in Japan? I - mac?
Doesn't look like it. Apple Japan still lists it as "iMac." Let's face it, though: I'm amazed the stupid capitalization games companies play today in inventing trademarks make sense to Americans, much less people who don't primarily use the Roman alphabet.

Originally posted by kansaigaijin
(...) and you dont want to guess how it is pronounced.
I can guess, but I'd like it a lot better if they kept the English pronunciation. Think of the ad campaign: "Fall in love with the new ai-Mac." :)

Anyhow, omedetou gozaimasu, yurko_1987! Enjoy your new Mac!
 

kansaigaijin

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Jan 7, 2002
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watashiwaMac

it is a watashiwaMac. There is no cultural sig to I-mac.

Anyway you can go to the Apple store (online) and check out the versions for other countries, I think only the Airport card and base station have different names here.
I guess you missed the point. I suppose I didnt make it very well.
iMac
uMac
weMac
theyMax!
 

moyashi

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Feb 16, 2002
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hmmmm interesting ..... I haven't seen an I-mac yet ... and I've been here 9 years.

Maybe they can't spell in Osaka!
 

krossfyter

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Jan 13, 2002
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hey spell it however the hell you want buddy...fact is you have a mac you are free to think and spell how you please...welcome aboard!
 

irmongoose

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hey! yurko didnt get an iMac!! I did!!!

By the way, for you japanese guys out there... I went to Tzone and BicCamera today (17th) and they had the new iMac.. its beautiful. They said they just got it in yesterday (16th).

And, Japan doesnt spell iMac as I-Mac. Yurko spelled it wrong because he's a Linux user (he's my friend). And he didnt get the new iMac. He might..... but he didnt. I DID!!!!!

Okay, I'll stop jabbering.




irmongoose
 
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