The Director Podcast, iPhones, and Air

I’m back in San Francisco, and thrilled to find that the Director Podcast is in fact back. Skip emailed me to tell me that there had been over 1400 downloads in the first 24 hours. Honestly, how many software packages have theme songs and podcasts?

Rumors are swimming about Director. I heard whispers all over the plane. One kid ran up to me pointing and shouting ‘Look mommy its that Director Preacher!’ Needless to say I was totally flattered. After I slipped the kid a 20 I sat down to watch Wired Science on my iPhone. That’s right, I did it. I bought the iPhone. I hate to admit it, but I haven’t been happier with a tech-purchase since my blue clamshell ibook. Man I loved that thing. That was the first Mac I ran D8.5 on. You may bow your head in reverence when I mention 8.5.

So needless to say, when I saw the ads for the new MacBook Air… I drooled. I played the videos. I read the tech sheets. My eyes glistened over and I made wild suggestions to my wife that I should definitely get one. I even contacted Apple via the online chat to see how low end the video card would actually be. (They told me to buy a macBook Pro. It may have something to do with me telling them I generally use my laptop for 3D modeling, animation and game development.)

But after hauling my 22 lb (okay maybe not 22) Dell XPS Gen 2 Laptop halfway across the planet, my back wants a 3 lb laptop with screaming fast graphics performance and the sleekest look since my beloved clamshell. Okay maybe its unreasonable to ask for a 512 mb graphics card in the worlds thinnest computer, but a boy can dream can’t he? Can’t he?