No one has posted about the new iMac yet? (Aug2004) August 31, 2004 2:13 PM   Subscribe

Not just minutes, but HOURS have gone by, and no one has created a post regarding the new iMac. This seems bizarre for Metafilter. Am I missing something?
posted by ParisParamus to Etiquette/Policy at 2:13 PM (38 comments total)

We're all still trying to figure out how to admit to ourselves that such a sweet machine isn't catching our imaginations because it looks like a cereal box, and having to admit to ourselves that we care more than we'd care to admit about how much looks matter with Apple computers.
posted by Space Coyote at 2:18 PM on August 31, 2004


To the contrary, I don't think it looks enough like a cereal box. If it was more like say, a box of delicious Frankenberry, with a word search puzzle on the back, I would be delighted.

A Count Chocula themed iMac would also be acceptable.
posted by Stan Chin at 2:26 PM on August 31, 2004


Am I missing something?

Apparantly, the link reading "post a topic" on the front page.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:38 PM on August 31, 2004


you missed this?
posted by amberglow at 2:39 PM on August 31, 2004


Interestingly, that's not a photo of the actual iMac....whatever. I'm just happy it might be compatible with the rolltop desk I am forced to live with! But what of its servicibility?
posted by ParisParamus at 2:41 PM on August 31, 2004


Computers are boring.
posted by dhoyt at 2:46 PM on August 31, 2004


Woah, I just read this from one of the links in the FPP amberglow linked to: Keeping with Jobs’ statement in January 2002, this allows each element to be “true to itself”: an LCD that is as flat/thin as possible AND a horizontally-mounted optical drive in front.

How modernist! Greenberg must be so happy.
posted by kenko at 2:47 PM on August 31, 2004


Question: Not just minutes, but HOURS have gone by, and no one has created a post regarding the new iMac. This seems bizarre for Metafilter. Am I missing something?

Accepted Answer: Apparantly, the link reading "post a topic" on the front page.

Agreed.

Dumbest. MetaPost. Ever.
posted by SpaceCadet at 2:55 PM on August 31, 2004


What XQUZetc. said. And what SpaceCadet said.
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:56 PM on August 31, 2004


I don't have the web cred to post such. My only computer: a 233MHZ G3, now very olde....
posted by ParisParamus at 2:59 PM on August 31, 2004


ParisParamus: I'm tempted also to ask you to post this, but given the whiny and unforgiving nature of todays Average MetaFilter User, that post would be probably be swamped with people complaining about the Right Wing nature of the post, and How Dare You, and You're just Trolling you Troll and, etc, etc.

It's a relevant question, and i think the answer is that the only reason it hasn't been posted is because it hasn't yet been posted. There are no ettiquette issues here.
posted by seanyboy at 3:02 PM on August 31, 2004


And I have to say... Jesus Christ on a unicycle. I WANT one of those.
posted by seanyboy at 3:07 PM on August 31, 2004


Style


























Substance
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:11 PM on August 31, 2004


I agree with dhoyt. I've just been writing in reverse on a bit of paper, holding it up to the screen and rubbing hard on the back and it seems to work fine for me.

All of this iMac talk is interfering with my crotchetiness and bringing on a conniption fit. I'm going to go wave a stick at some kids.

*mutters and hobbles off*
posted by longbaugh at 3:13 PM on August 31, 2004


seanyboy: you forgot "pepsi blue."
posted by keswick at 3:23 PM on August 31, 2004


Holding it up to the screen and rubbing it hard also works fine for me.
posted by Stan Chin at 3:34 PM on August 31, 2004


I figured it hasn't been posted because no one wants to stick their neck out. It'll be a fine thread, I'm sure, but many people are going to piss all over it and the user who posts it. People will do the usual mac v. pc grudge match or complain about 'pepsi blue' or whatever.

I guess if someone took the time to put some decent links up, the wolves may be distracted enough to pass the thread over. Really, though, I'd do a crunchland styled G5 imac looking post. hmmmm.
posted by elwoodwiles at 3:35 PM on August 31, 2004


You're right, I did forget Pepsi Blue. I was just about to say that last time I posted an Apple Link nobody called Pepsi Blue on it, but I'm wrong about that too.
So I don't know. On the one hand, everyone here seems to love Apple, and would love the opportunity to coo about it, but on the other hand, it is a product promotion, and probably everybody knows already, and
AND I DON'T KNOW anymore.

So, post it, but don't post it. But post it. Don't. Yes. No.
Arrrggggghhhhh.

/brain explodes.
posted by seanyboy at 3:52 PM on August 31, 2004


Actually I'd say this is more substance over style, as it gives you more desk space (they pretty much can't get any better in the small footprint department) but I will miss the desklamp iMac all the same.
posted by Space Coyote at 3:53 PM on August 31, 2004


I figured it hasn't been posted because no one wants to stick their neck out.

Fuck it, I'll be the poimp. I'll post it. Hook me up with some links and I'll slap that badboy in blue... no prob.
posted by Witty at 4:52 PM on August 31, 2004


How about this from appleinsider? Linking to apple on the front page seems iffy to me.
posted by elwoodwiles at 5:00 PM on August 31, 2004


that's just a press release, elwood. You might as well just use the older thread.
posted by amberglow at 5:07 PM on August 31, 2004


I think the apple.com link is good, actually. I hadn't heard about any new iMac, but it answered all my questions quickly. And it's not like there haven't been links to apple.com on the front page before.

Besides, it'd be about the discussion, not the link.
posted by reklaw at 5:30 PM on August 31, 2004


This MeTa post seems like a troll (new style) to me. And a new Apple product FPP seems like Pepsi Blue. But Matt's always been friendly to Apple marketing here on MeFi, so, whadya gonna do?

              Besides, it'd be about the discussion, not the link.

...which is a good example of why it wouldn't be a good post. It should never be about the discussion and not the link.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:09 PM on August 31, 2004


Ethereal Bligh, you haven't even been here for five months, and you're lecturing other people about what MeFi "should never be"?
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:11 PM on August 31, 2004


Okay, it's moot - I posted it. Now we sit back and see how the thread goes.

EB isn't that bad. I don't know why everyone gets all up on his grill sometimes.
posted by elwoodwiles at 6:29 PM on August 31, 2004


I disagree, EB. Sometimes things make for an interesting discussion. Who gets to say what's a "good post", anyway?
posted by reklaw at 6:41 PM on August 31, 2004


I'm sorry, haven't we had this discussion eighty-seven times this week, already? For the record, I have nothing against interesting discussion and, indeed, you're right, reklaw. Lots of posts generate really interesting discussion. The contention—my contention, anyway—is that the posting guidelines and Matt's moderation and various other things all indicate that MeFi is not supposed to be primarily about "good discussion" but, instead, about "good links" that may or may not generate "good discussion".

I wonder: if this argument weren't so interconnected with the left vs. right argument and related issues, would it be so contentious? I suspect it wouldn't be. Who knows?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:51 PM on August 31, 2004


Who gets to say what's a "good post", anyway?

Apprently Ethereal Bligh.
posted by FunkyHelix at 6:54 PM on August 31, 2004


Apparently. Drat it.
posted by FunkyHelix at 7:03 PM on August 31, 2004


I'm gonna tell Seth on you guys.
posted by briank at 7:07 PM on August 31, 2004


Ethereal Bligh, you haven't even been here for five months, and you're lecturing other people about what MeFi "should never be"?

EB is the new Gay™.
posted by Stynxno at 7:24 PM on August 31, 2004


what briank said--wait til Seth hears there are others taking his place as arbiter of all that is good and holy.
posted by amberglow at 7:42 PM on August 31, 2004


Don't assume you know how long someone has read metafilter by their membership date. I started reading sometime when memberships were completely open, and have been reading on and off since before many of the "old" members were members.
posted by jb at 8:12 PM on August 31, 2004


Gee, that was refreshingly civilized!
posted by ParisParamus at 9:38 PM on August 31, 2004


I think that Apple is only minutes away from releasing a (big) tablet mac.
posted by mecran01 at 8:21 AM on September 1, 2004 [1 favorite]


JB, I'll bet you a million dollars that EB joined the first day he read (or the first day registrations were opened after the first day he read).

He is constantly "teaching" us--including Matt!--how to use MeFi correctly. Am I the only person who finds this annoying?

If I am, I'm willing to admit that it's just me being curmudgeonly. Wouldn't be the first time, after all.
posted by Sidhedevil at 4:42 PM on September 1, 2004


I think that Apple is only minutes away from releasing a (big) tablet mac.

My thoughts exactly. Although we should probably be talking about that in the new thread, not here.
posted by me3dia at 10:20 AM on September 2, 2004


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