Where’s the leak? Finally, a Macworld stream worth watching! - Macenstein

Where’s the leak? Finally, a Macworld stream worth watching!

I can’t remember the last Macworld where we didn’t know the majority of what Steve was going to announce less than 12 hours before showtime, yet here we are.

As near as anyone has been able to figure, the big thing Steve will announce tomorrow is the “MacBook Air”, an ultra light notebook. The problem here is, aside from the name, we know nothing about the device. In fact, we don’t even know that that’s the name! Is it a touch screen tablet? A notebook? A touch screen notebook? Does it have an optical drive? Flash drive? Ethernet? No one knows. And you know what? I couldn’t be happier.

Pretty much every Macworld in recent memory has been ruined for me either weeks, days, or mere hours before the Stevenote by the myriad of rumor blogs out there, combined with my inability to resist reading them. But MW 2008 has the best chance in years of allowing Steve a chance to truly surprise us.

Certain things are a given. We’ll hear about record Mac sales, the new iTunes movie rentals, Apple retail stores, and iPhone SDK. But still unknown are the fate of Apple’s pro and consumer laptops, the Apple TV, and Mac mini. All could be updated in any number of ways, and with less than 12 hours to go, no one has been able to figure out for sure just how.

Now I lay me down to sleep…

When I wake up tomorrow, I know the first thing I am going to do is check Digg and see if anyone has been able to steal Steve’s thunder. I don’t want to know, but I have to know. I won’t be able to help myself. Yet, finding out the dirt so close to showtime is one of the most depressing experiences a Mac fanboy can go through. It’s like finding out what Santa brought you on your way downstairs to the tree Christmas morning.

So here’s a plea to the Mac rumor community: At this point, if you find out for sure what Steve is going to announce, just keep it to yourself. After all, if you find out some dirt a mere hour before Steve hits the stage, did you REALLY do anything worth writing about? Odds are a bored teamster who had to set up the display at the last minute spilled the beans just because he couldn’t care less. A source that lame doesn’t deserve credit for breaking a rumor.

I have no idea how Steve managed to keep this years announcements a secret, but the fact is, he did. He beat us all, and I am big enough to admit it for everyone. So let’s all just sit back and bask in the communal geekery that is watching a Stevenote with no idea how it ends.

Oh, and you happen to be a bored teamster with inside info, even just 2 minutes before the Stevenote, please send us an e-mail!

3 Responses to “Where’s the leak? Finally, a Macworld stream worth watching!”
  1. Sometimes I hate living in the future because by the time your future becomes your present it’s already our past and we’re still none the wiser.

    Why can’t America be in our timezone, at least the bit where MacWorld is held.

    The freaking keynote is going to be 6am Wednesday our time.

  2. Jonro says:

    Lucky you! You won’t have to wait half a day to find out what new technology has been delivered from the mothership.

  3. PFFXV says:

    Maybe there is nothing all that new to leak! A new Macbook, upgrades and updates may be all Steve has in his bag. If he “turns the world upside-down” each year, it may become unstable.

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