This Week in Tech

Dec 18th 2005

This Week in Tech 35


Hosted by Leo Laporte
TWiT 35 is on the air. Audio only this week - we're on Skype.
Records live every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 23:00 UTC.
Guests: John C. Dvorak, Kevin Rose, Steve Gibson, Steve Wozniak
  • Woz loves his Prius but don't be fooled by the green lights coming from it
  • Join Leo and Woz on the MacMania IV cruise to Mexico, February 4-11, 2006
  • Then Woz is off to the first annual Segway Polo Championships in New Zealand
  • Google buys a 5% stake in AOL
  • Shouldn't Microsoft spend more money on getting better search?
  • There's some interesting stuff from Microsoft at and
  • Protopage is the ultimate AJAX page - we'll interview the founder, Andre Parrie, Tuesday on Inside the Net
  • Does anybody remember
  • Bill and Melinda Gates join Bono as Time Magazine's Persons of the Year
  • In 1982 it was supposed to be Steve Jobs, but the computer was nicer to people
  • Andy Hertzfeld's says that the Apple Board almost killed the 1984 commercial
  • Watch the 1984 ad and other classics on the macTVpodcast
  • Look up folklore on, Andy
  • Woz has written his autobiography with Gina Smith - but it shall remain nameless
  • Warner-Chappelle has apologized to Walter Ritter , the author of the late, great, pearLyrics
  • But... the music publishers are still going after the lyrics sites
  • Sony finally settles with the inventor of the portable music player
  • John likes Writely, the online word processor
  • The new Yahoo Mail beta is pretty spectacular, too
  • Leo uses Blinksale to do his invoice, stores his stuff on Backpack
  • Kevin says wait until you see Google calendar
  • Woz asks why does Google use weird ports for their POP mail?
  • Gibson and Woz both use Eudora still, but Kevin loves Thunderbird and uses the Sage extension in Firefox for reading newsfeeds
  • Wikipedia is being vandalized, and yet, according to Nature it's very nearly as accurate as the Encyclopedia Britannica
  • The Apple Switch campaign generated a lot of parodies including the Canadian Switcher. Oops. I think Dvorak meant this one!
  • Woz loves his Oakley Razrwire bluetooth sunglasses