It was only three years ago, wasn’t it? The trailer for “Star Wars: Episode I” hit the Net and before you knew it, everyone with a modem and a hard drive was downloading the thing via a 28 Kbps connection. And telling you how it only took them 12 hours to do it. Well, now “Episode II” has hit the Net, and Quicktime and your new ADSL/cable connection are gonna make you feel like you’ve traveled light years between episodes.
Pixar just released it’s fourth feature, “Monsters, Inc.” Already it’s a smash hit, but as luck would have it, Pixar’s share price, which had been rising in anticipation of the computer-animated flick, began falling after the first weekend set a box office record. The rap? The studio only puts out a film once every two years. But it also has a library of brilliant shorts. They’re all right here, free for the viewing.
The Harry Potter movie is about to be unleashed onto a very large suspecting audience. Which means the video game can’t be far behind. GameSpot has 120 stills from the upcoming PlayStation2 game, reviews, a “movie,” and other impressions for the thumb set.
Now here’s a store that actually might have a purpose on the Internet: AllPosters.com. While no hobby shop ever has the wall/floor space to display all the posters you might wanna browse through, the Internet has cyberspace to burn. Then again, you better have a pretty good idea of what you want or you’re gonna get lost.
An interesting article from CNET.com warns that if you’re not careful while shopping for an MP3 player, you just might end up going home with a cleverly concealed miniature PC in your pocket.
One of the first hints that Apple’s new iPod is more than just an MP3 player came after preview users quickly found an Easter Egg — the game Breakout. The “discovery” also renewed interest in Easter Eggs, which had been banned at Apple. The Easter Egg Archive helps you find the extra goodies software engineers sometimes tuck into their creations without telling their bosses. It also lets you share any nuggets you might have chanced upon. And it’s not limited to computers. The site helps you uncover these tidy morsels in videos, CDs, books and other art work.
While Bill Clinton was in office he articulated a vision of globalization and prosperity, harmony and diversity. He dealt with Mogadishu, Bosnia, the Israeli-Palestine war, the Asian financial crash and several other international crises. But he never had to deal with terrorists toppling the World Trade Center. The above URL brings you to the text of a speech he delivered last week at Georgetown University. It’s articulate and uplifting. It also brought a good deal of derision from Republicans who twisted his words into saying that the attacks were the price the U.S. had to pay for its misdeeds. Of course, the speech says nothing of the sort.