Steve Jobs blah blah Apple blah blah blah Mac OS X Lion blah blah Apple Worldwide Developers Conference blah blah Jobs blah blah iOS 5 blah blah iCloud. One more thing: Blah.
It's like the old Gary Larson Far Side cartoon about what we say to dogs and what dogs actually hear -- mostly their names and any mentions of food, with a lot of meaningless noise in between. Just substitute blogs for dogs and "Apple" for food, and that pretty much sums up how the world reacts to Apple's annual San Francisco geekfest, the WWDC.
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As I write this, Steve Jobs & Cohorts have just concluded the keynote speech, which means the rumormongering period is now officially over and the post-keynote forensics can begin in earnest.
For the record, Mac OS X Lion will offer 250 new features, with 10 of them highlighted at the WWDC. Ready? Here they are: Multitouch scrolling full-screen apps Mission Control Photo Booth Launch Pad Autosave AirDrop Resume and smarter email, all for the low, low upgrade price of just $29.99.
There's there's iOS 5: Notification Center Newsstand subscriptions single-sign-on Twitter Safari tabbed browsing Reminders photo editing rich text email "PC free" updates Game Center iMessage Airplay Mirroring.
Also: Everything you ever want or need or think you'll ever want or need? You'll find it in the iCloud.
See? I just "live blogged" the entire keynote in 71 words. Top that, EnGizGadgetCrunch.
Am I being a little crankier or more cynical than usual? Perhaps. It's just that I am now officially maxed out on Apple hype. I canna take na more cap'n -- I'm gonna blow. And I can't imagine I'm alone.