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How I Watched Apple's BIG Announcement

The Internet world new this day was coming, Apple was going to make this huge announcement that was going to revolutionize how we use the Internet. Everyone who is anyone in the technology sector has been talking about this for weeks, and the day has come and it will soon be gone. You will read thousands upon thousands of new articles, Blog Posts and Video’s on this new thing called the iPad. It’s priced at $499.00 USD, screen size is 9.7″ and so on, if you have an iPhone you probably won’t want one of this slick machines. In fact, it looks just like a biggie sized iPhone!

Leo LaPorte said that he has never seen so many people at an Apple Announcement, everyone was there were his words. That’s not entirely true because I wasn’t there! I was there via the Internet and I thought I would share with you how these events will be attended in the future.

I sat here in my home office, openned my browser (FireFox), brought up Leo laporte’s Live.Twit.tv and watched Leo’s version of the event via his show. I also had FriendFeed open and watched Robert Scoble’s Stream, plus, Robert did a live UStream.tv stream at the same time! I got everything I need by following the #iPad & #AppleLive HASH on Twitter as well, I am fully informed.

I expect in the future this is how many people will attend Conferences and major announcements, why pay for parking, hotel and so on when you can get LIVE coverage via the NET? I recognize it’s not the same thing as being there, but it’s far more cost effective. I am however, very disappointed that the broadcast of the event by Apple or lack of one was so poor in quality. They have more cash than Microsoft does, they can afford to stream this better, or maybe the CLOUD can’t handle the load? What will happen when more than 10% of the world gets online for FREE?

How did you watch the Apple Event?

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19 Comments

  1. Brian Shapella on January 27, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Are you an Apple Fanboy, Owen?



  2. owengreaves on January 27, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Hi Brian,

    No I'm not, but I am a technologist that covers these events, I speak on the future of technology and where we are headed regularly so it's part of the gig.

    How are you these days, what's going on with you?



  3. Colin on January 27, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Hey Owen,
    I just watched the engadet feed. I'll probably watch Apple's stream later.
    But I do have to say it is more like an iPod touch than the iPhone just due to the fact that there is no phone function on the iPad. I do think that you will be able to run skype on it however, and it does seen a little too large to use as a phone.



  4. owengreaves on January 27, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Hey Colin,
    It was like a BIGGIE sized iPhone : ) I realize it's not but I won't need it. If I have to choose, I would buy iPhone of Tablet at this point and I would also wait for next gen anyway.

    On another note,

    I'm sure if you heard but Dustin passed away last night, on the Joyce side of the family.

    Hope you are well?



  5. Brian Shapella on January 27, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    I'm doing well, Owen. Keeping myself busy.

    Yeah, I think you definitely had to keep an eye on the Apple announcement. I, for one, was disappointed. It's amazing to me how many, many companies have come out with similar (even better) products and never get the media attention Apple does. It says something about the marketing machine around Cupertino.



  6. owengreaves on January 27, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    I'm sure it's disappointment as much as it was not a huge leap from what's already out there. Having said that, it's a new toy and they'll sell a baZillion of them.

    Technology of the future must get out of the way, it needs to be the same way breathing is to us, we need to breath but we don't actually handle the air.

    I still think it's, ” In Google We Can Trust ” . : )

    Later on Bro



  7. Brian Shapella on January 27, 2010 at 8:33 PM

    Are you an Apple Fanboy, Owen?



    • owengreaves on January 27, 2010 at 8:42 PM

      Hi Brian,

      No I’m not, but I am a technologist that covers these events, I speak on the future of technology and where we are headed regularly so it’s part of the gig.

      How are you these days, what’s going on with you?



      • Brian Shapella on January 27, 2010 at 9:11 PM

        I’m doing well, Owen. Keeping myself busy.

        Yeah, I think you definitely had to keep an eye on the Apple announcement. I, for one, was disappointed. It’s amazing to me how many, many companies have come out with similar (even better) products and never get the media attention Apple does. It says something about the marketing machine around Cupertino.



      • owengreaves on January 27, 2010 at 9:20 PM

        I’m sure it’s disappointment as much as it was not a huge leap from what’s already out there. Having said that, it’s a new toy and they’ll sell a baZillion of them.

        Technology of the future must get out of the way, it needs to be the same way breathing is to us, we need to breath but we don’t actually handle the air.

        I still think it’s, ” In Google We Can Trust ” . : )

        Later on Bro



  8. Colin on January 27, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Hey Owen,
    I just watched the engadet feed. I’ll probably watch Apple’s stream later.
    But I do have to say it is more like an iPod touch than the iPhone just due to the fact that there is no phone function on the iPad. I do think that you will be able to run skype on it however, and it does seen a little too large to use as a phone.



    • owengreaves on January 27, 2010 at 9:05 PM

      Hey Colin,It was like a BIGGIE sized iPhone : ) I realize it’s not but I won’t need it. If I have to choose, I would buy iPhone of Tablet at this point and I would also wait for next gen anyway.On another note, I’m not sure if you heard but Dustin passed away last night, on the Joyce side of the family.Hope you are well?



  9. Brian Shapella on January 27, 2010 at 8:33 PM

    Are you an Apple Fanboy, Owen?



  10. owengreaves on January 27, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    Hi Brian,

    No I'm not, but I am a technologist that covers these events, I speak on the future of technology and where we are headed regularly so it's part of the gig.

    How are you these days, what's going on with you?



  11. Colin on January 27, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Hey Owen,
    I just watched the engadet feed. I'll probably watch Apple's stream later.
    But I do have to say it is more like an iPod touch than the iPhone just due to the fact that there is no phone function on the iPad. I do think that you will be able to run skype on it however, and it does seen a little too large to use as a phone.



  12. owengreaves on January 27, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    Hey Colin,
    It was like a BIGGIE sized iPhone : ) I realize it's not but I won't need it. If I have to choose, I would buy iPhone of Tablet at this point and I would also wait for next gen anyway.

    On another note,

    I'm not sure if you heard but Dustin passed away last night, on the Joyce side of the family.

    Hope you are well?



  13. Brian Shapella on January 27, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    I'm doing well, Owen. Keeping myself busy.

    Yeah, I think you definitely had to keep an eye on the Apple announcement. I, for one, was disappointed. It's amazing to me how many, many companies have come out with similar (even better) products and never get the media attention Apple does. It says something about the marketing machine around Cupertino.



  14. owengreaves on January 27, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    I'm sure it's disappointment as much as it was not a huge leap from what's already out there. Having said that, it's a new toy and they'll sell a baZillion of them.

    Technology of the future must get out of the way, it needs to be the same way breathing is to us, we need to breath but we don't actually handle the air.

    I still think it's, ” In Google We Can Trust ” . : )

    Later on Bro



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