Reporting live from WWDC 2003

by Volker Weber


I have created a new sub-weblog at to report live from Steve Jobs' keynote monday evening CET. I am keeping my fingers crossed that there is sufficient bandwidth in the conference center.


so you'll be in the US again next week? Too bad i'm on the west coast this week....maybe we could be in the same place at the same time for more than five minutes...hasn't been that way since Lotusphere :)

Ed Brill, 2003-06-19

we know a genuine Mac user when he/she starts updating keynote reports live every 3 minutes; you've come a long way, vowe :p

alexei, 2003-06-19

Ed, follow the link to my sub-weblog to see where I am. Apple spares me the travel.

Alexei, you will see a lot more live reporting with WLAN and blog technologies. I would be very worried however, if anyone starts to update minute by minute what the IBM-Steve says. :-) What you don't know is, I will be the feed for some other folks reporting. I was copied a lot during this year's Lotusphere, but I will take it to the extreme next week.

Volker Weber, 2003-06-19

no critism intended :) it's actually very interesting to go over all the mac news sites and forums during a keynote, it's a stunning race for semi-accurate guesses as the great steve is still in the middle of a sentence (but so entertaining, i'm a complete sucker for those keynotes)!

alexei, 2003-06-19

Since the introduction of streaming mpeg4 in Quicktime I actually like watching it over the web. This time I will be having the luxury of a satellite link and a big screen, and - even more interesting - a chance to extensively play with the new gear.

Volker Weber, 2003-06-19

Very cool! Well, safe journey and have fun!

Ben Poole, 2003-06-19

Lotusphere is fun, but attending a Steve-Note live must be 100 times better. Have fun, and thanks in advance for the keynote updates.

Joe Canadian, 2003-06-22

So what do you think of the new G5 towers? I, personally, love them, in fact, I had not been excited about powerMacs in years because of their sketchy Motorola-G4 issues. iSight (funny name) seems like a decent camera, Pather though looks like a tremendously improved OS, Jaguar is awesome, and somehow it really did get faded out (I have an early-seed release).

Heard some nasty comments about the new tower design; all aesthetics aside (I love it), I think it's amazing how simple-looking a computer has been reduced to. Look at it, there's no frill or whistle about it, and it's clean-cut metal all over.

I hope you still had fun at your keynote transmission despite the connectivity problems you experienced :) This has been an awesome Mac-zealot day of me :)

alexei, 2003-06-24

I really like the G5 systems. I think everyone was a bit underwhelmed but it is both excellent engineering and very clean, reduced design.

Volker Weber, 2003-06-24

So do I (like the G5) - enough that I ordered the 1.8 GHz model today at Gravis... ;-)

John Keys, 2003-06-24

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