• entries
    1212
  • comments
    1738
  • views
    1140290

Quick notes

Sign in to follow this  
johnhattan

121 views

Keep an eye on this developer journal during the week of the GDC. I'll be restricting my most sarcastic commentary for it. The GDC coverage page is almost ready and will be up and running from the gamedev front page on 3/7. It'll link back to here, so it'll be easy to find.



Next, to all those Mac zealots who are calling Intel a copycat for making a small prototype PC, shut up already. Your beloved Mac Mini that Intel is shamelessly knocking off is itself a shameless knockoff of the Cuppucino PC's which have been around for years. The biggest functional difference is that they're cheaper and are available with a DVD burner, and the biggest stylistic difference between 'em is the pattern of vents on the top of the case.

So just quit it. Tiny PC's have been around since the freakin' Timex/Sinclair. Furthermore, the original Mac interface was borrowed from Xerox. Steve Jobs' NeXT cube design was lifted from Pixar.

"The fax machine is nothing but a waffle iron with a telephone attached!" -- Abraham Simpson
Sign in to follow this  


3 Comments


Recommended Comments

Sooner than the Timex/Sinclair... the Timex is based on the ZX81 and the ZX80 came out a few years previous. [grin]

And the ZX80 was even smaller, if I recall correctly.

Share this comment


Link to comment
Well to his credit Jobs did co-found Pixar and was the CEO at that time too (he still is I think)...

He did the cube at Pixar, NeXT and Apple. He finally sliced the cube in half, got it to a reasonable price and now he's the genius...if nothing else he's persistant.

I do think it's the prettiest of the commercial mini PCs. Those Cappuccino PCs look like they should be in a drive bay. Although they're cool and fit their niche well...

Share this comment


Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now