I just attended a keynote in which spouses James Carville and Mary Matalin shared center stage – what a treat.
They’re at opposite ends of the political spectrum, of course, but as Mary said, politics makes for strange bedfellows. Very entertaining, very interesting, very insightful – it was a real pleasure. Plus, they offered a lot of insight into what is happening right now in the US political battles.
In their opinions, these are unprecedented times for American politics, and all the rules are being rewritten.
I want the new iMac.
I want the new iPhoto.
I want the new iMovie.
I want the new GarageBand.
I want the new Keynote.
I want the new Numbers.
I’m not really impressed with iWeb.
Not too sure about .Mac yet.
I don’t really have a need for Pages – Word is good.
Best new iPhoto feature
Better organization of photos. Events is just brilliant … we have 14,000 photos and they’re just a complete blur. Events makes sense, and it’ll be a major enhancements. I called my wife down for that chunk of the demo, and it passed her keenly tuned BS filters. She even said “cool” a few times.
Best new iMovie features
Movie library just like photo library: one of those things that is obvious after Apple does it. Creating a movie in minutes: very needed, and very awesome.
Still needed: easier podcasting
I still think Apple needs a better podcasting tool. GarageBand is not the obvious place to go for podcasting, and it’s still not super simple and easy there, AFAIK.