Here is the full rundown... <a href="http://www.alltheweb.com
" target="_blank">www.alltheweb.com</a> is pretty damn good...
posted 05-23-2002 10:46 PM
I can be tracked, so I won't stay after this posting.
Glove is a code name given to a Apple (new) strategy that started the day after Microsoft announced their software as a service model. Glove means "one size fits all". This strategy is designed for the heart of MS's strategy. I know the general specs. After July, only "1" OSX license is required to install OSX on any Mac. Every corporation, printshop, creative house, school, college or anybody is ONLY required to purchase "1" license of OSX. For example, today, a university with 500 Macs and 500 PCs would have to purchase 500 new OSX licenses and 500 XP licenses if they decided to upgrade. When Glove kicks in, that same university would only have to purchase "1" license to install OSX on all their Macs. The license belongs to the entity and not longer for each piece of hardware. As long as you own the license, you can install it on all the machines you want, if you own the hardware of course. Apple believes this changes everything and they think this a solid reason to purchase Apple hardware. It goes completely against MS strategy and gives their customers a way out.
Lucida has been mentioned here before but not by name. Its a combination of a number of threads. It is a digital camera/camcorder. It is designed for the consumer market and it was "also" designed to float in water and can be submerged to quite some depth. Recreation diving is huge and these underwater features was a small engineering task to a grab this large explosive market (digital camera/camcorders). It will blow you away.
I'll be back soon.
posted 05-24-2002 12:56 AM
Okay, I'm nervous and this will be my last reply to this board until I figure a better way of doing this. The hole IP thing has me spooked. No, its not my real name.
I'll try and put a little more spec on Glove. Apple has the one thing no other "personal computer" maker has: Complete ownership. As for glove, you don't have to purchase the license, you can also purchase a new Mac or if you have OSX, you're set. Install away. You inherit the glove license. Apple makes it money on hardware sales and they have timed this strategy to the fullest. Earlier this week it became know that Microsoft was having problems convincing companies to follow their subscription model, I think a 1/3 of their customers have signed up.
Apple will implement glove in two ways, buy a mac or buy a copy of OSX. You can then install as many copies of OSX as you like, as long as you OWN the hardware. (you can only install OSX on Macs right?, right) More hardware sales, Apple wins. I think I'm done with this topic.
Lucida has been built. I don't know the specs, only that its way ahead of anything out there. The whole submerging thing has been an added surprise to the project. They wanted it to be early iBook like, through it in your backpack. Most digital cameras today are very fragile. Apple will try and position the Lucida camera like a Luxury Sport Utility Vehicle. I was told Lucida means something in photograpy, but I don't know what. Powerful, tough, goes anywhere camera. It is firewire based, I do know that.
I might be back.
posted 05-25-2002 11:47 AM
Okay, there is no way anybody could track me. I had reservations at first and my initial postings was very quick and short. I apologize if I offered my opinions in the first two postings but I was very excited and nervous. I will only give you what I know and maybe later offer my opinions but most likely this will be my last post.
- "Glove" licensing is a code name given to Apple's new licensing of OSX.
- It is a single site license that covers ALL Macs the entity owns.
- To qualify for a glove license you will either purchase a new Mac with OSX or buy a new copy OSX.
- The Glove license belongs to the entity and not the hardware.
- Some have called the license "David's Stone".
- "Lucida" is code name given to digital camera/camcorder.
- "Lucida" means something in photography (which somebody illustrated what it means)
- It HAD to be both a camera and camcorder.
- It is completely self inclosed and will accent in water.
- No sand or elements can penetrate its interior.
- It is FULLY functional submerged in water in limited depths.
- Lucida is VERY rugid and durable.
- It is firewire based.
- It looks nothing like a camera or camcorder on the market today.
- Its design is "amazing".
- The case design is built around the internal lense(s).
- Lucida has a color LCD display in the rear.
- Designed for right and left hand.
- The controls are VERY easy to work.
- It will ship with some instructions.
- Lucida solves dozens of problems with camera/camcorders.
- Is designed for the consumer market.
posted 05-27-2002 07:59 PM
It flipping bizarre and the design is down right brilliant. The more I look at it, the more simple it is. It screams of Apple. I have just obtained an artist's illustration (JPG) of the "Lucida" digital camera/camcorder project. It looks like a still-life illustration. I've been informed the artist has worked closely with other projects.
Yes, I will give the picture to a single person at my selection and yes, it does have a microphone and 4 ports; firewire, audio-in, audio-out, video/audio out. They are waterproof and you'll understand why once you see the illustrations. Its sooo simple and elegeantly done.
I will not email it to anyone nor will I host the JPG anywhere. I will only upload the JPG to a single machine and it will be your decision to post it the boards or not. I suggest this: Somebody with at least 1000+ postings (your probably not anybody but an enthusaist) enable anonymous FTP to your computer at home. You must have a dynamic account (dial-up, DSL, cable) and no static IPs. Get an account with a dynamic dns service like dyndns.org. Post your host address (mycomputer.dnydns.org) in this thread. Keep your computer on in the evenings (9pm and later Eastern or whatever) for the next 2-3 weeks and I'll upload it. Make sure your computer tickles their dns servers to update your ip address.
Don't think you could track me, I'll be going through to many computers and the doors will be closed when the upload is complete. You will only know my last IP address and for what its worth, this is my last post.
Oh, one more thing, "Glove" licensing might happen sooner than the July show because of this thread. First a trial ballon with the education market (to see what happens with a Microsoft reaction), then most likely complete glove licensing for EVERYONE when "Jagwire" ships.
posted 06-22-2002 02:51 PM
MY OPINION IS ALSO WITHIN THIS THREAD.
Wolf has been a project for over 3 years and will be shipped later this year. The summer of 99, Apple acquired elite kernel and assembler programmers from some friends in Mountain View. This team is less than 6 and has been working on the Wolf project and my understanding is they are flipping brilliant.
Wolf is Apple Advanced Clustering Network Foundation. I dont know all the details but I felt it was time to share it for what its worth. Heres what I know and what Ive been able to piece together.
- Wolf is a code name for Apple Advanced Clustering Network Foundation
- Once you install Wolf (upgrade, patch, software?), you are able to use parallel processing at the kernel level
- Processing runs over TCP/IP
- ALL applications will have access to Wolf
- The network is similar to Peer to Peer
- You can process jobs on any Wolf enabled Macintosh
- You can share your computer resources to the network
- It utilizes ZeroConf as a service
- A demo of a 8 Mac Wolf cluster ripped an entire 120 minute movie in under 15 seconds.
- This is extremely advanced technology
- Team was acquired from elite people from Mountain View, CA
- Team is less than 6 and all have PHDs and are considered to have written the book on clustering.
- You can start a Wolf job on the east coast, turn off your book, fly to the west coast, get on the net and your job is completed and delivered.
- (tough to explain because I dont know what this means) Data is sent back and forth through vectorization mode. Binary data is converted in real-time to vector data, converted to ascii, parsed-mapping and then sent back. ( I have no idea)
- Metro cities will see higher responses than rural areas based upon number of Macs in regions.
- Ive been told this has also been called Davids Stone like Glove
- You can close off any local Wolf cluster similar to an Airport network.
- Its yet another reason to switch to a Mac.
- I have more but info, but this is a start for now.
Presley is the code name given to the new optical NO BUTTON TWO CLICK mouse.
- More later
And as for the other thread, like I said, its not going to be my decision to post the Lucida picture to the boards. Thats going to be left up to the individual. I also have tons more information about her too. Guess what? Theres more than just one Lucida camera. One has built in 802.11g which also means a new Airport is not that far away.
Ill be back in a few weeks. Traveling aboard.
posted 06-27-2002 10:56 AM
I´ll try and check back here in a few days if I can. Currently in Europe at an internet cafe. This thread has become big and I currently don´t have the time to read all posters now. A meeting soon. But I will read them all and reply.
I will give you some history on what I know to all. The information that has been provided to me comes from the ¨ones¨ in the know. I do believe some of the info has been beefed up, but I´ve tried to post only what I know. I´ve filtered together information to give you a picture of the technology. Whether these rumors are true or not, I believe they are 100% REAL, based on the ´ones´ that provided it to me.
The most interesting codename that has been tossed around is ´David´s Stone´ This one is big, some think its the big one. I think that´s why it´s been coined with other projects. Its very frustrating for me not to have all the information to put together but I´m doing the best I can.
There a many many many many projects going on at Apple. Trust me on this, there is a road map for the future and its being executed when the technology is right to implement. Timing is the key factor for products. To Fran, there is a PDA like device coming. I have some details but not enough where I feel its good to post yet.
Could this information be disinformation? I thought at times it could be. Honestly, after the Nexus show when Glove didn´t come out, I thought maybe I was Apple´s vehicle to throw wrinkles out on the boards. But I don´t think this is the case.
Presley has NO Buttons. I just been informed its an optional upgrade mouse (pro market)
Off to a meeting. And by the way, my profession is the business of information.
posted 07-11-2002 04:59 PM
You have found one of Lucida's design chain players. That's really all I can say.
Recap for July or when I get fired:
-all enclosed digital still/video camera/camcorder
-details in other posts
-one has 802.11g
-one size fits all Mac OS X license for an entire entity
-details in other posts
-very smart tcp/ip based clustering package
-details in other posts
-two click mouse with no buttons.
-details in other posts
(no code name known)
-a new type of PDA
-has been associated with many projects
-known to be the big one.
If I was a betting man, which of course I am, Glove will appear along with Jagwire launch. Lucida will be introduced for this year's holiday season. Wolf for a Xserve package this year. Presley, like yesterday. The PDA and David's Stone, don't know.
I might be back before NY show. I'm also very surprised nobody has posted the picture yet.
posted 08-28-2002 05:27 PM
Project "Iceland" within 6 months.
I know its been sometime since I've posted, but today, is day to update the timeline again. I had to clear somethings up with friends, associates and heal some feelings.
I only deliver what I know and what I feel is appropiate for the boards to have. With that said, I apologize to anybody and everybody but this is how the wild things are. So be it.
Project "Iceland" is the final stage for the iPod and its timeline. It will finally blossom into the next cellphone from Apple. Able to handle all North America, Japan and Europe major carriers. The iPod is the back down into this market.
Apple research shows, people only use PDAs for 2 major things: Contacts and Scheduling. Jobs has been on the record to say they have thought hard of the PDA and they feel it will merge with cellphones. He is correct. The current iPod handles both and the new "Iceland" iPod will become Apple's new trojan horse into for all. It will also be Bluetooth aware.
I will be back with more details in a few days. Lucida is just a matter of time. Real soon.