Posts tagged “youtube”.

Daring Fireball helps out in Grand Rapids

May 27th, 2011

World Record Daring Fireball appearance

Nice to know Gruber is helping out Grand Rapids.

NewtVid: Rendez-vous with the MessagePad

April 19th, 2010

Besides reinforcing tons of fun stereotypes about French dudes, this is a neat little intro video for the Newton.

I haven’t spoken Français since college, so I didn’t catch a lot of it – but the gist is there.

Ne problème pas!

[Par l’intermédiaire de Wired Re-Read.]

NewtVid: Another Newton unboxing

February 17th, 2010

This time, Jon Rettinger promises more reviews of the actual Newton OS features, which should be fun.

NewVid: Apple introduces the Newton eMate 300

December 8th, 2009

A great find from the Apple marketing archives, showing the target market for the eMate: education.

The video may have been produced before the eMate name was finalized, because you never heard it called an eMate through the whole thing. One teacher keeps calling it “the machine,” but no one comes out and says it’s a Newton product.

“It’s definitely ageless,” one of the teacher says.

Ruggedness, flexibility, tons of uses, usability – these were the eMate’s strengths, especially as it was carried around by fifth graders. Apple had that in mind, at least, when they put together the commercial.

NewtVid: ‘I’m poor, but I’m not retarded’

April 17th, 2009

A bit of fun today. It was only a matter of time before someone would parody the “Congrats, It’s a PC” ads by Microsoft.

Apple has already responded in their smug way, but this kind of thing is much better. I mean, not even the homeless guy will buy an HP.

I wonder how Blue Ray compatibility would help Homeless Frank’s cough?

NewtVid: Worldwide Newton Conference 2009

April 2nd, 2009

Sadly, YouTube took the sound away from this Newton tribute video promoting WWNC 2009.

You can view a Quicktime version with sound on the WWNC page.

Did you notice Mr. Ballmer’s picture on there, at the end? It comes from my post about FSB a while back.

iMac G4 appears in Verve Pipe video

February 3rd, 2009


You know me: I’m always a sucker for a good iMac G4 appearance.

Back in December, I went to see The Verve Pipe play in East Lansing, Michigan (their hometown – about an hour north of me). A great post-grunge, straight-up-rock band, The Verve Pipe put on an amazing show. I looked up their videos on YouTube and found the one for “Happiness Is,” starring an old friend:


“Happiness Is” shows singer Brian Vander Ark wooing his lady friend with thoughtful gifts while she’s at work. The video, dating back to 2001 or 2002, would place the iMac she’s using in the brand-spanking-new category.


While not as classic as the Macs in the Tragically Hip video, this one holds a special place in my heart.

NewtVid: a modern MessagePad commercial

November 12th, 2008

Old iPhone commercial music and all.

NewtVid: the iPhone cometh at Macworld 2007

November 5th, 2008

This Macworld keynote from Steve Jobs, as he announced the original iPhone in January 2007, remains one of the best ever.

Now we learn that Apple has breached the 10 million iPhone mark, with 7 million iPhone sold last quarter alone, I think it’s pretty cool to look back and see how all this started. It still gives me chills when he lets his crowd in on the joke.

NewtVid: fun iMac G4 video

October 3rd, 2008

I love this Areva commercial: the head-bopping music, the fun motion, the 3/4 viewpoint.

But I love the iMac G4 I nabbed even more, so I’m glad I caught this super-short video on the iMac internals.