macworlds without secrets
i guess i always figured that this was obvious, but maybe its not... perhaps the biggest cultural impact to mac users due to the intel switch is: macworld/WWDC will no longer be the launching points for huge mac introductions... or at least, the difference between generations of macs probably wont be as big. CPU's from intel come on a schedule that is fairly known, and they get updated more frequently than PPC's. Apple wont be able to surprise us with G6 whatever announcements at trade shows anymore, and, apple will have to update/upgrade their products more frequently to keep up with Wintel boxes. will frequent updates make "generational" updates to macs seem less significant? will macs now develop at a steady rate instead of the big bang releases of macworld style events? will this kill some of the anticipation/mystique of the mac culture/cult? if we dont need to wait until a show for our mac fix - will we still be addicts?