Dear Real Steve Jobs… Thank you for iLife ’08.

August 8, 2007

red buttons Dear Real Steve Jobs,

Thank you. The iLife ’08 released today looks to be the most revolutionary media software package on earth. The iMacs… incredible, .Mac – Thank god, Numbers – expected, but thanks. All is all, iLife ’08 fills in the gaps that the Leopard keynote was missing, and then some. iMovie… who is that guy who simply came up with this idea, the idea that changed media forever? I want to buy him a gift on Facebook, and then buy him a real one, doesn’t matter what it is, a beer, candy, a rainbow, whatever he wants. He deserves it. He deserves to go on more vacations. Send him to india, the pyramids, the wall, stonehenge. I’m interested to see what he comes up with. iThink we all are.

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15,000 page views for the 100th post.

June 8, 2007

Hi readers,

Thanks for keeping up to date with Apple, Inc. & Things i Think. This is the 100th post for Thunk Different since we began posting on April 20th, 2007. We also reached over 15,000 views yesterday, added Digg, del.icio,us,bob thunk FARK, newsvine, and other RSS readers to the base of every posting starting yesterday. If you go back and check you will see a few more than that b/c i added them on popular posts.

What has ThunkDifferent done thus far?

Gotten the word out. The amount of news that Apple & readers like you come up with is astounding. It is so much fun to write about and thanks for the questions, i always love to get fan mail. i’m sure i will be better to keep better track of all of the other Apple RSS feeds now as i recent downloaded a news reader myself, turning 2.0 is a journey, not a destination. (or at least one i fully understand at this time anyway.)

What can we expect in the near future?

The Thunk Different podcast. Fo’ Sure. i started podcasting in January of last year if you would like to check out some of my old shows, just google “expatpodcast” or go to i have moved over to wordpress since then and am glad to say i am quite happy with them.

thunk mariaWhat is 20weblogs?

20 weblogs is a new 2.0 web community of independent bloggers networking media channel throughout the web. Unlike most other blogging outfits, 20weblogs is not a profit driven collective. If you would like to find out more about them, go to and request an invitation.

WWDC, Whatcha think?!

Oh hell, i don’t know. i think that leopard will (hope) surprise. i have been reading about its architecture on some of the developer blogs and they have some interesting things to say. i personally think that in the next year we will see smaller more energy efficient chips from intel and AMD, touch screen imacs, and a big update to .mac service with iphone integration into the laptops, Apple TV, and more Google apps.

Tell us about the iPhone.

Oh, just read my posts and the links about from two days ago, not hot off the presses, but as current & steamy as anyone else has.

Tell us more!!!

i will, just keep reading and asking questions and i will get back to you personally, i just added jaiku today too, so keep posted by reading one of the hardest things i am working on right now. The Thunk Different. Blog.

For questions 0r contact information please go to the guestbook or email me on facebook, jaiku, gmail, or the RSS reader of your choice below.

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You tube vs. uTube.

May 16, 2007

Which came first the chicken or the egg? The You or the U, the Adsense or the um.. add sense. It seems like firms love to cash in on other people’s ideas. Sometimes it is innocent enough, such as the uTube vs. YouTube fracas. Or other times its corporate bullying, such as Google, Inc. & Adsense. (There was an adsense dot com that expressed malcontent as Google never asked to use the name, and why should they, they have more money.) uTube vs. YouTube is the same thing, YouTube never asked, chad and what’s his name, yeah, they didn’t’ care, or probably even think about it. Even if they did, the spellings are far enough apart that i don’t thunk uTube has really got a case, i mean they make pipe fittings. However, not to be deterred, their 1500 a hits/month website utube(for comparison generated over 1500+ hits yesterday) They now receive 2 million… Adwords anyone? So, in a way, things are ok.. but sometimes things are not. Let’s take a situation that is happening to me right now. It is not too unlike uTube & You Tube in respect to a similar name, & we do offer similar services; however we actually aren’t competing for different domains. You see this dispute is taking place in a physical location and like a corporate bully, this company has more money, so they just do what they want. That is bs, and more than likely illegal.. but in my case as we are dealing with international law, and a reckless corporate beast, it is rather intimidating to open a conversation with them until I have my story down pat. The staff they hired from me will not talk, even though they are working for me and i have been a fair employer as best as I could be. Of course regarding more information, i would like to know more, but basically i can only see that this corporation came in, took my domain, hired my workforce, and will use all my work as their own. This is all a very new business lessons to me, and most difficult to deal with. But like uTube & You Tube it shows two different perspectives of trying to get ahead, and trying to salvage what they had. in my case i’ll be checking out videos on uTube, however no longer am able to do so in my space. (source: