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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 4:38 pm    Post subject: The Mac mini + Interactivity 1 Reply with quote

The Mac mini + Interactivity 1.
"Mac mini interactivity may be crucial in many iSpaces. In the kitchen, in the Dining area, in the iHome office, in the tiered lecture room, in the traditional classroom, in the Audio Visual Library AVL, or in any external location in the iHome environs, in fact in many circumstances power plug monitor ready and other plugs included.

We may rely on an ethernet network, an intranet or internet - phone net network, by cable or power cable communications, by wireless, or bluetooth and by other yet undisclosed means then the Mac mini suits. Long range wireless assists the Mac mini truly to be an iPlace environs iRoamable appliance which even may be linked to a base station in an iHomestead for example, in a resort hotel, where even a mile away in one of the iSpace prepared cabins wired for interactivity can provide variable types of access to the information superhighway, it is all not that far away."

http://dbatrium.blogspot.com/2005/05/mac-mini-interactivity-1.html
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 7:50 am    Post subject: The Mac mini + Interactivity 1. Reply with quote

Interesting comments,
As we say in Australia half a mo, (meaning moment) and pass the tinny which means hand me one can of beer out of the six pack.
But inventiveness for the use of "i" I am only following well laid out authenticated research terms.

If you were to check with multi disciplinery groups in Stanford and other research facilities in the US, Australia the UK and Europe the research groups use i for intellgent and interactive as a indicating types of space, rooms, homes and appliances, the use is not new. In the connected home industry "i" is often used do denote an intelligent system vis vie intelligent agency, AI not IA or interconnected or interactive systems.

In 4 years of research I have a been in contact with countless number of experts (IT) information that has an i in it, and otherwise, including some leading professors in AI, and its application to housing using the term as i have been using it. Re iSpace, iHome and iRoom as terms, there are quite a number of very respected qualified experts using the same terms as I use, As Professor Mike Mozer a foundation expert in these fields recommended to me that Stanford was the place for Intelligent adaptive automated housing research with teams which include AI experts.

Read some of the papers on the interactive iSpace and iRooms there are even associated web pages see <STANFORD>, You know the University!.

I suggest guys perhaps you may have to get used to iSpace, iRoom and iHome because there is a considerably body of advanced researchers who use these terms and they are broadly accepted . The iConnected, iAppliance and iNode are reasonably new concepts are not new in some circles only new to the Mac fraternity perhaps.

Have a look at intelligent systems research at Stanford and tell me what would you replace the i for intelligent with? Or the i in interconnectivity with, or the i for interactive systems with? Perhaps tell me what would you use for the interactive process when there are tends of thousands of accepted research papers out there which use the same terms and I have one accepted and published by an Architectural Science journal for an international research foundation.

Many hits (reading these articles) i have received on my site have come last month also today from some places like, stanford.edu many times,Washington.edu,caltec,edu.au,cisco.com,ucsf.edu,uchicago.edu, Nasa many times, Apple.com,ucsd.edu,nyu.edu,utah.edu,adobe.com,motorola,duke.edu,qualcom.com,army.mil, bloomrite.com,ncsc.mil,pnl.gov,univ-paris.fr,etk.edu,
vanderbuilt.edu, just a few of those interested in iNodes,iSpace and the iHome and the Mac mini out of the 542 site and 773 page hits today.

From over 32,000 combined site and page hits in the month of April many of the readers have been from the educational institutions, government, and research foundations, who deal in this research.

It just happens that the Mac mini is ideally suitable to setting up iHome systems.

I thought the think different approach also included checking salient facts first as well and doing the basic research to understand why researchers , yes IT people as well use the terms iSpace, iRoom and iHouse in their documented research which is well funded by rather large grants and dedicated corporations.
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/I/inode.html
information node
in Data structures inode refers to group ownership and access mode.
I have used the term to define a situation in a network which performs type operations and is an interactive information node ( perhaps even intelligent)

Here you should enjoy this iRoom at MIT its good for kids learning about interactivity.
http://vismod.media.mit.edu/vismod/demos/kidsroom/kidsroom.html
Also,
http://iwork.stanford.edu/
http://iwork.stanford.edu/pubs_temp.shtml
http://hci.stanford.edu/research/
How about the iTable and iStuff?

iSpaces and iWork
http://www.oxygen.lcs.mit.edu/E21.html
http://www.mit.edu/activities/ieee/bitstream/Intelligent.pdf
http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/kgajos/papers/iwsas01.pdf
http://www.rummur.com/pervasive_links.html
http://iapplianceweb.com/
http://www.iappliancereview.com/
http://ispace.stanford.edu/
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/3/uk/ihome/
http://www.integerproject.co.uk/cam_page.html
http://architecture.mit.edu/house_n/
http://architecture.mit.edu/house_n/intro.html

Now would you let Mr Gates get another advantage? He treats these subjects seriously!
http://www.research.microsoft.com/
http://research.microsoft.com/ierp/
Wallenberg Global Learning Network iSpace Project: Linking workspaces across time and distance.

If you want I can refer you to some papers written within multi disciplinary teams at Stanford and MIT.

OK I grant you what does iMac mean other than the i for interconnected.

Have a nice day guys and check the facts there is a lot of accepted terms used in research out there.

I did have a little laugh, how about the i's that you have written above,
I see you think iT deserves a mention, well some get to work in multidisciplinery research teams we have a few at our university.
JJ
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think the "i" term is going to go away any time soon as long as the iPod is the king of the hill. Smile I'm suprised Apple didn't call the Mac mini the iMac mini.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 7:33 pm    Post subject: The Mac mini + Interactivity 1. Reply with quote

Hi san2005,
Yes the interesting thing about the iPod is that it is also an iAppliance form and that would be the "i" for interactive and interconnective.

The information system iPod delivers music as a singular device or interactively and sync's with software so it is interactive and with the Home Mac or PC. I think the case for the Mac mini is very strong indeed because it is wireless, bluetooth and ethernet ready, the ethernet, usb internet ready by modem and phone net cable also the firewire makes it plug and play ready.

Too many aficionado's dont think past the desktop paradigm, and simply do not understand what systems actually do or of what type they are and just accept the interactivity, interconnectivity and internet ready in Mac's without thinking. The designers and engineers of the iDevices have well developed practical theories which eventually become the next development in the iAppliance supermarket and we must remember PC makers everywhere are out there trying to build the next iAppliance as well as the next desktop or laptop.

An iHome, iSpace and iRoom are very good examples because these functional areas are elevated to a new functional level of system interconnectivity, interactivity and intelligence and may we not forget the iAppliance which the PC world has tried to adopt as its own for all manner of small form PC's and windows enabled appliances which preceeded the Mac mini. When the iPod and Mac mini are able to be used as iNodes or iAppliances in an internet enabled network within an iHome we may well ask what the "i" in internet, interactive, interconnective and information, really means to our daily lives.

The iPod actually was the second appliance that Apple had launched the first was the Newton, I have the earliest one still functioning somewhere stored in my equipment store. It was connected to the old G3 but that seemed a waste of standby power for never being used.

It was interactive with the mail facility and interactive with the writing recognition facility which I think should be bought back somehow.

If we look closely the IMac's are also Appliance like and cease to be like normal assembled computers. The whole device is like a screen and can be part of any multi media centre.

Yes the interactive, internet ready, interconnect ready and depending on software intelligent Mac mini has now established itself clearly as an iAppliance.

The time of the Mac mini is seminal in computing because such a small appliance can reside with the other appliances in a home theatre or a kitchen.



So what is an iAppliance is very clear indeed by the way we use it and because of its "i" characteristics of interactive and all "i" ready pedigree.
So I await with interest the new plug and play interconnectivities which are being developed and which will be able to be attached to the iAppliance Mac mini which will see it with some other Mac appliances.

I would not mind an iBook mini which is based on a 7" screen but such an iAppliance would bring the laptop into the realm of one hand held truly as the Mac mini and the iPod are.... that is on my wish list.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi bani
did you check the links at Stanford and MIT, that research on iHomes, iSpaces and iRooms the use of "i" is not I repeat, is not a market ploy.
You seem to be "i"llogical in your misunderstanding of these uses.
Perhaps some items are not explained properly if you go to
http://dbatrium.blogspot.com/2005/05/mac-mini-logical-i.html
You will find that iSpace stands for interactive as I believe the i in iMac is and iPod is also interactive and interconnected.
The iMac and iPod use of i you would have ask someone at Apple.
But for the research the evidence is clear.
The i stands for interactive... plain English in iSpace and iRoom in iHome it stands for interactive and intelligent.
It seems that sometimes personal opinion may cloud understanding.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bani,
http://vismod.media.mit.edu/vismod/demos/kidsroom/kidsroom.html
Learn about interactivity!
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I think you guys need to get an iLife...oh wait Apple already has that! JK
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