For those of you who wanted the Jenny Craig version of an iPod Touch, grats, your day has come. After dropping your $500, revel in your ability to comfortably iPhad surf TMZ and Perez Hilton while you tweet about pr0n. The rest of us have meaningful stuff to do. This is why we use Apple hardware and OS X, to get stuff that matters done, quickly and efficiently. So wheres our media event? Apple, you best be working on: 1. upgraded hardware across all Mac lines: SSDs are here, so are high-density DVDs a la Blue-ray. Wheres the support? We pay bleeding edge prices for Macbook Pros and Mac Pros -- you better show the under-the-hood horsepower improvements if you still want top dollar. 2. OS X -- Snow Leopard was good and reasonably priced. But better get moving on the next version. M$oft has many billions in the bank and is gunning for marketshare. If you divert resources to the iPhad OS and the Perez Hilton surfers, youre going to get your clock cleaned when it comes to OS X. Then lets see what happens to your Mac sales, you know, the products that matter. PS permissions in a networked environment still suck. Wasnt Snow Leopard supposed to fix this? 3. monitors: Is the 27 iMac it? Apple, arent you embarrassed companies like Dell and NEC are way ahead on product releases, with H-IPS technology and a decent array of monitor offerings? Why dont we have a large Apple display that has fantastic resolution, thin, can effortlessly switch from portrait to landscape, and finally give us something that uses display port? Woo, display port: it may be good, but not now. Not when I have to buy multiple adaptors for DVI and VGA displays because theres not a damn thing on the market justifying displayport and minidisplay port. Perhaps youre willing to cede billions in display marketshare while you work out the kinks with your casual websurfer/tweeter/gps/email/prOn/gamer noonereadsthesestupidtweets thingamagig, or whatever its supposed to be used for. Noted. 4. mac audio: it still sucks. Can you please, at long last, give us something resembling prosumer audio, instead of these lame jacks that come with $3K computers? No one likes having to run out and drop a grand on cards just so an end user can get some decent audio I/O. The people with budgets know computing hardware technology is a *cheap* line item. The real expense is people (salaries + healthcare) and property (rent + utilities). If Apples pro lines suffer because youre dithering around with your new TouchToy, well simply divert dollars to products that assist us in getting stuff done. Heres to hoping playtime is over and you get back to working on things that matter.