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OK, so they dont think we can crack it, huh? I have seen mobile phones, G5-G7, portables, wireless. It's beyond this?

I havent seen anything about a service yet on the messageboards. I think they will enhance the iTools-section to a bigger more integrative service package that isnt usable to the full unless you have a Mac. I dont mean that it will be the same as iTools, just that it will integrate iTools in a much bigger system.

A service that Apple could provide in cooperation with the media-society, like AOL. Like some kind of media distibution network. Microsoft has their network with the media. Why shouldnt Apple have theirs, only a lot better? With a lot more helpful options,

This service could be connected to some media device that can be used to convert media types from different sources, like VCR, TV, old LP:s.

the service can be used from anywhere, but only if you have bought a device with apple. Maybe as a USB device that make a PC to a MAC!

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Hmm, Apple's own .Net? But nicer and more open?

I remember a couple of years ago, maybe it was Forbes or NewsWeek, did an article on Jobs and the iTools stuff was mentioned. It was one of those day-in-the-life things, I think - only it was pre-release - before the keynote where Steve intro'd itools.

The story had employees showing Jobs iTool tools for Real Estate, Groceries, and other services that do not now exist. I assumed they were killed BEFORE iTools were created... but:

What if they were only put away until later as part of a major Mac OS X Distributed Objects/Web Objects project that would not come to fruition until say 2002?

BTW Distributed Objects are frameworks or parts of frameworks in OS X Cocoa language (ObjC) that allow multiple computers to perform related tasks across LANs and WANs, even the Internet. Sort of like having your own Distributed Computing center, built in to the OS.

I think these can be threaded across multiple systems so that Applications which use them can simply hand off work to other allowed machines as THEY need to. Maya can't render this job and let you build a new one? ok, Maya hands off the rendering to a G5 across the hall while you work on your new job. AND that G5 can hand off work too.

Hmm. Scary, huh?
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Maybe scary, but it enables a lot of good things too. Imagine for example the Sherlock engine to act a lot smarter than today. You shouldnt really be doing all the work yourslef in searching for stuff. If sherlock knows you, he can go out on his own and get stuff for you. There might be some artificial intelligence stuff that could be enabled by Apple. This information that you leave behind will be controlled by you of course.
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More thought on apple.net-services. Apple need to package the service somehow.

ONE MORE PIECE. So, let's put it all together. Apple registers a catchy new domain called ischool. It uses that name to brand a collection of sites embedded with powerful, already-popular educational software by PowerSchool. Then Jobs announces the new ischool initiative before thousands of educators struggling to figure out how to use computers, networks, and the Internet to run schools better.
The last piece of this puzzle is OS X, Apple's new operating system. Based on Unix, OS X has supercharged Internet and networking capabilities. It could be the thread that ties together all the other pieces of Jobs's plan. Sounds like a winner to me. : <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/mar2001/nf20010328_888.htm" target="_blank">http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/mar2001/nf20010328_888.htm</a>

Ischool isnt live yet, though. Look at where <a href="http://www.ischool.com" target="_blank">www.ischool.com</a> points.

The trademark is registered pretty recently:

From the trademark application 78085030
Filing Date\tSeptember 21, 2001:

Computer systems analysis; computer programming services; computer services relating to multimedia and/or interactive products; provision of computer databases; promoting the interests of computer user groups and computer online user services; providing a global computer information network site for individuals, educators or businesses desiring to promote, sell and/or advertise their businesses, goods and/or services on such global computer network; web based information systems; leasing access time and providing access to an electronic computer bulletin boards; computer time-sharing services; leasing and rental of computers; computer-aided design and engineering services; provision of information and advisory services in relation to all the aforesaid services.; Computer systems analysis; computer programming services; computer services relating to multimedia and/or interactive products; provision of computer databases; promoting the interests of computer user groups and computer online user services; providing a global computer information network site for individuals or businesses desiring to promote, sell and/or advertise their businesses, goods and/or services on such global computer network; web based information systems; leasing access time and providing access to an electronic computer bulletin boards; computer time-sharing services; leasing and rental of computers; computer-aided design and engineering services; provision of information and advisory services in relation to all the aforesaid services.

This does really sound like apple is providing a big service-component on monday!
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And this: Powerschool: also filed by Apple
Trademark application 78086098 , Sept 28, 2001:
Telecommunication services; cellular telephone communication; communication by computer terminals, communication by telephone, electronic mail and messaging via wireless networks; real-time access to computer databases and records; Internet access; on-line access to information, databases and applications; email and on-line chat services; paging services; web hosting services and hosting of Internet applications and other on-line services; computer aided transmission of messages and images; communication between computer peripherals and device; information about telecommunication.; Telecommunication services; cellular telephone communication; communication by computer terminals, communication by telephone, electronic mail and messaging via wireless networks; real-time access to computer databases and records; Internet access; on-line access to information, databases and applications; email and on-line chat services; paging services; web hosting services and hosting of Internet applications and other on-line services; computer aided transmission of messages and images; communication between computer peripherals and device; information about telecommunication.

Looks that we all are going to get what we want on monday!
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my fiance (a third grade teacher) complains constantly about her school's computer network. It's all mac (hodge podge from II-series to iMac) but set up ridiculously causing the kids to lose access frequently. She can't even use some of her educational cd-roms due to the access restrictions. It's about time for apple to step up to the plate and do this right - after all, education is one of their biggest markets....oh, and let's not forget about Maine and their iBooks....

rr.
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The ipod trademark was filed 5 days before it was introduced, on the 23rd of October 2001. At that time this information was publicly available:

Portable digital electronic devices and software related thereto; handheld digital electronic devices and software related thereto.; Portable digital electronic devices and software related thereto; handheld digital electronic devices and software related thereto. No. 78089144

This means that there might be public information readily available this time too. And its five days to go.
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iSchool is a registered trademark of Apple.

[quote]IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Educational services; educational services, namely, providing a web-based student information system, featuring student grades, attendance records, and homework assignments, that enables school districts, schools, administrators, teachers and parents to record, access, report, and manage their student information and performance data, and allows students and parents to access such information and data, in real time; information on training establishments and training; providing of training, instruction and entertainment in the field of computers, teaching, on-line learning, multimedia products, interactive products and online services, and distributing course materials therewith; arranging and conducting of exhibitions, workshops, seminars and video conferences; publication of printed matter and of instructional and teaching materials; entertainment services by means of a wired and wireless networks.; Educational services; information on training establishments and training; providing of training, instruction and entertainment in the field of computers, teaching, on-line learning, multimedia products, interactive products and online services, and distributing course materials therewith; arranging and conducting of exhibitions, workshops, seminars and video conferences; publication of printed matter and of instructional and teaching materials; entertainment services by means of a wired and wireless networks.<hr></blockquote>

Is this old news?
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I dont know if the news is old. Maybe its not new either. My point though is that Apple havent acted on its registration yet. But maybe they will on monday.
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They will probably start to monetize on all of us that uses Apple to buy and sell knowledge in some form. It may be anyone, from teachers to lawyers to multimediaproducers.
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