The big payoff at today’s WWDC Stevenote was the long-anticipated release of new displays, including the in-your-dreams-buddy 30” monster. This means the era of the CRT is rapidly drawing to a close here at Casa Core Dump, and soon flatness will reign supreme.
Did some groveling over the tech specs of both the new and old 20” Cinema Displays–no, the display budget is not unlimited–and while they share the same resolution, the new ones are a touch brighter and have FireWire pass-through. And of course they look delectable.
Dropping ADC in favor of industry-standard DVI should also be a good move as it will lessen the cost of the Cinema Displays by $149 for our Windows-using friends. Score!
For a roundup of the rest of Steve’s ramblings today, check out Joe’s write-up on Tech Goes Boom.
Listening to: Stream from Secret Agent
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.