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I wonder where this design came from

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:27 pm    Post subject: I wonder where this design came from Reply with quote

Ok well I was doing my daily NewEgg look around and found this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820176011
now I wonder where they got their idea for the case design?
Anyway it's looks really nice, and it can do MS Duo, mini SD, and RS-MMC without an adapter!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is pretty bulky for a memory card reader, unfortunately, but it looks pretty cool, and would look nice perched up on top of your PowerMac or Mac Pro.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think it's ugly, and gigantic

little too industrial looking, with screws in plain site, and open ended corners and stuff

looks like a ballast or something
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are many, many products that share that design. Pick up a Mac magazine some day, you'll see.

That this is overly large for a memory card reader.

Just about every company is making something "Mac like" nowadays.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:16 am    Post subject: yup Reply with quote

Even Microsoft makes products Mac like (Vista, keyboards, mice, etc.).
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:26 am    Post subject: Re: yup Reply with quote

dungeon92 wrote:
Even Microsoft makes products Mac like (Vista, keyboards, mice, etc.).


The official line from Jobs was "Redmond, start your photocopiers" was it not? Cool MS hasn't had an original idea in years. Look at the Zune. iPod + WiFi. And it's fugly.

MS-DOS was bought off some guy back in the early early 80s, tinkered with, and turned into what it became. MS didn't write the original code for it. And that's been the basis of MS software for 20 years.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:38 pm    Post subject: yeah Reply with quote

I've heard about the MS-DOS story, but it wasn't successful until IBM decided to pick it up as their OS of choice then is became a almost 50/50 split market, until the age of low quality immitations and stupidity, hence why I am a PC person.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: yup Reply with quote

offa_broadway wrote:
MS-DOS was bought off some guy back in the early early 80s, tinkered with, and turned into what it became. MS didn't write the original code for it. And that's been the basis of MS software for 20 years.
I dislike Windows as much as the next guy, but you're simply wrong here. Microsoft has phased out all original DOS architecture from their operating system offerings. This is one of the major allures to their much more elegant NT architecture. I you're gonna hate, at least get your facts straight! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: yup Reply with quote

Zinn wrote:
offa_broadway wrote:
MS-DOS was bought off some guy back in the early early 80s, tinkered with, and turned into what it became. MS didn't write the original code for it. And that's been the basis of MS software for 20 years.
I dislike Windows as much as the next guy, but you're simply wrong here. Microsoft has phased out all original DOS architecture from their operating system offerings. This is one of the major allures to their much more elegant NT architecture. I you're gonna hate, at least get your facts straight! Wink


You didn't really state "elegant" and "NT" in the same paragraph, did you?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: yup Reply with quote

MacWaffler wrote:
Zinn wrote:
offa_broadway wrote:
MS-DOS was bought off some guy back in the early early 80s, tinkered with, and turned into what it became. MS didn't write the original code for it. And that's been the basis of MS software for 20 years.
I dislike Windows as much as the next guy, but you're simply wrong here. Microsoft has phased out all original DOS architecture from their operating system offerings. This is one of the major allures to their much more elegant NT architecture. I you're gonna hate, at least get your facts straight! Wink


You didn't really state "elegant" and "NT" in the same paragraph, did you?

It's a matter of relativity.

Not elegant: 32 bit Windows layered on 16 bit Windows layered on 8 bit DOS
More elegant: NT

That's not saying much though!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: yup Reply with quote

Zinn wrote:
It's a matter of relativity.

Not elegant: 32 bit Windows layered on 16 bit Windows layered on 8 bit DOS
More elegant: NT

That's not saying much though!


Vista will finally put an end to the vestigial tail of DOS, but there is still a little stub peeking out in XP even, although they did a great job of burying it for the most part. But there is little elegant about what Windows has turned in to, or what it is about to become.
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