James interviews Scott Converse and Cleo Huggins who created e·World. eBay finds include a very nice Lisa 2 and some new t-shirts using a classic old Apple design. Finally, James and John talk about plans for Macworld Expo.
"There's something in the air"... that's going to have me wondering now! The two thoughts that come to mind are:
1. The iPhone is going to have some kind of point-to-point communication thing going on; short range, free, mobile telephony as such. Unlikely though as this idea is still very much in it's infancy and wouldn't be financially beneficial for mobile service providers.
2. Apple have launched (or at least rented) a satellite or two that's going to provide some kind of mega-media service independent of the internet and available absolutely everywhere. Well, in America at least.
The possibilities are endless, no doubt all will be revealed next week.
I really like the e.World artwork. After a bit of digging about this morning I found some eWorld pamphlets amongst my box of Mac paperwork. They are entitled "The Apple Guide to the Information Highway" and give a comprehensive description of e.World's services and subscription information. Apparantly you could get 2-hour free trial using the registration number printed on the pull-out card! There are lots of pictures and screenshots in the pamphlets too, including one showing e.World running on a Performa 6200CD.
These originally came from a school and I think they did use e.World for a while back in the days of modems. Unfortunately I never got to experience it though.