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I Have A Dream

[screenshot from Apple's site on the new Mac Mini]

There is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into The Temple of High Computing.  In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds.  Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for Freedom by drinking from the cup of the PC.

[screenshot of the new Magic Mouse from Apple's site]

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.  We must not allow our creative and intellectual power to be wasted energy.  Again, and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting hard work with smart work.  The marvelous new power which has engulfed the Apple community must not lead us to distrust the rest of the computing community, as evidence by their presence in our beloved OS X.  Their destiny is tied up with our destiny.  Their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom! We cannot walk alone.

[Apple also updated their basic Macbook. screenshot taken from Apple's site]

As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead!  We cannot turn back.  There are those who are asking the Cult of Mac, "when will you be satisfied?"  We can never be satisfied so long as our machines, heavy with Windows fatigue cannot log on to these interwebs unthreatened by the constant danger of worms and viruses and the blue screen of death.  We can never be satisfied for so long as computers and operating systems are unintuitive.  We cannot be satisfied so long as server technology is heavy on power consumption, and the Strength of the Cloud is dispensed only by the high gods of computing.  We cannot be satisfied as long as supercomputing is horribly difficult and unintuitive.

[Apple's New 27" Quad Core iMac is workstation level power. video here. screenshot from Apple's site]

I am not unmindful that for some of you, to see these glorious new products from Cupertino are wrapped in the ever flowing embrace of the Reality Distortion Field(™).  You have been the veterans of countless Macworlds, WWDCs and Steve keynotes.  And there are those among you, out there in the darkness of a Windows universe unable to see the glorious power of OS X, I say to you today, my friends, do not despair!!!

I have a dream that one day all of humanity will live out the true meaning of the creed: "We reject kings, presidents and voting.  We believe in rough consensus and running code."

[The new Mac Mini with Snow Leopard Server is perfect for Home Server or Business Server. The possibilities of this thing excites me. 
Screenshot from Apple's website]

I have a dream that one day, with a Mac Mini server, the Cloud will be you, always.  Switchers from the  Windows universe and Mac users everywhere will together be able to host their own servers and blogs from home.  We will be the High Priests of our own Cloud.

[Is clustering not just for Rocket Scientists anymore? Can ordinary users build one, without breaking the bank on cooling, on going nuts with cluster infrastructure? Can users use iPhone as a cluster monitoring, and command and control tool?]

I have a dream that one day that even supercomputing, sweltering from the high heat of the server room will be transformed to sit in a home, transformed into an oasis of its own Temple of High Computing.  Data will flow unhindered, ubiquitous in the guiding light of our networks.

I have a dream that one day children can come home where they will use the power of their intelligence to create creative content, and to push the boundaries of science and human achievement.

And when this happens, when we are responsible for our own cloud, we will let our content and our data send from every device, from every access point, from every node as part of this Internet universe, and liberally accept it.  Even then, we have just begun.

*My apologies to Martin Luthor King.

**images are Apple products and used here under fair use. I mean no infringement.
***I do not own Apple stock nor am I affiliated with Apple or their retail stores.
****I am proud owner an iMac and an iPod.

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Thanks for visiting, Roch!

i was fixing up my brother's office mac mini a few months back. great machine. thanks for this and the other mac mini article.

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