Maybe he sees prototypes all the time, realized that this was a four year old machine, and simply didn't care enough to be bothered? It's just reaffirming that it's a genuine prototype.Again, you're assuming he gave a damn.
I got a few free download cards from my dad who got them in some sort of Wal-Mart promotion. By that time I believe they switched to MP3; the problem was the selection. Have any of you ever browsed he Wal-Mart music aisle? Their MP3 was like a tit for tat on-line take, complete with clean only versions of songs and some insanely incorrect genre classifications (think Ace of Base stuck in the Hip-Hop section type mistakes).
Back to the cards -- I spent probably an hour...
Out of the 3 operating systems I'm obviousy in the iOS camp, but I'm slightly interested in the future of WebOS. Android reminds me of too many other half-assed Linux solutions and the fragmentation just makes it look like a series of cheap iPad knock-offs (which they essentially are).
WebOS has a history behind it as a touch based OS. HP is trying some new things; I welcome it really.
I really wouldn't call it a rivalry. Apple has nothing to match the Creative Suite and I don't know that they will ever try to. As for Final Cut and Premier, I don't think anyone will jump ship for Adobe if they do abandon FC.
iPhoto vs. Elements? Most people have no incentive to bother with the later, and if they did need something better than iPhoto they'd move to full fledged Photoshop.