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The Last Macworld Expo

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the January 12th, 2009

We know there was some tech news at Macworld, but the only talk we heard was all about Steve Jobs’ absence from Apple’s party of the year and his fans’ speculation about his health. GETV is as grateful to Steve as any dedicated fanboy, but we still need to do our job = make you smile! We figured you already know about the 17-hour battery and all that, so here’s something that will remind you that Steve is pretty zen about this mortal coil and that this universe is a better place with him in it, whether this is the last Macworld or not.

Episode links: Macworld Expo

Interfacing with Aza Raskin

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the January 5th, 2009

You may not know 24-year-old Aza Raskin’s name, but if you are reading this in a Firefox browser on a Mac then you should say a big huge thank you to his family. Aza’s late father Jef started the Macintosh project at Apple. YES. And Aza is the user interface designer at Mozilla Labs. Honestly, Irina doesn’t often find herself at a loss for jokes, but this guy was kind of hard to make fun of at first try! We’ll have to bring him back for sure. Aza is also the founder of Humanized, Inc., Songza, and Bloxes, and President of the Raskin Center for Humane Interfaces. And he likes puns, so leave some in the comments.

Episode links: Aza Raskin, Jef Raskin, Mozilla Labs, Humanized, Songza

WWWDC Smackdown!

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the June 30th, 2008

While some of tech nobodies thought some kind of Apple event crowded out San Francisco with geeky types, Irina knew better. Tens of thousands of people pummeled our fair city with their presence to attend the WWWDC — the World Wide Wrestling Developers Conference, where nerdy alter ego’s of pale weaklings body-slammed each other deep into the night! Irina’s wresting twin, The Kazakhstane Krusher — no impostor like Borat (the entire film was shot in Romania!) — Irina was born in the nuclear waste fields of the former Soviet republic, and has the anatomic anomalies to prove it. Some of those anomalies are included in her signature moves, the K-Rocket Launchers! Lets see what kind of damage the bone-thin denizens of geekdom can bring in the wresting ring!

Episode links: Buzz’s WWDC Party, Kazakhstan, Buzz Anderson (The Bootlegger), Kevin Rose (“help me!”), Gutter Grill (Minna Bartender), Micah Saul (Guillotine Geek), Andy Smith (Bandito el Burrito)

iPhone Launch Day

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the July 6th, 2007

The culmination of all the hype finally hit on iPhone d-day. We went down to the Apple Store in San Francisco and spoke with a few potential iPhone owners waiting in line and a couple excited newbie owners with booty in hand. Irina takes the pulse.

Episode links: iPhone, SF Apple Store, Santa Inc : Dorothy’s Magic Bus (soundtrack)