January 9, 2009


Mac Roundtable 2009.01.07 Episode #56

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 7:11 am

The first LIVE edition of the Mac Roundtable Podcast was hosted by:

Allison Sheridan- Nosillacast
Adam Christianson – MacCast
John Chambers – One Minute Tip
Katie Floyd – The MacCore
Victor Cajiao – Typical Mac User
Chuck Joiner – Mac Voices
David Sparks – Mac Sparky
Don McAllister – Screen Casts Online
The Mac Roundtable crew records our first ever live show and were privileged to do so on the Macworld Learning Center at Macworld San Francisco in front of a live audience.  We talk about our thoughts and impressions on the Keynote, how important Apple is to Macworld, why we come to Macworld, our favorite picks from the show floor, discussion of Macworld 2010 and we take questions from the audience

Links Mentioned:
Where the Hell is Matt?
Allison Dancing Video
Apple Keynote
iLife ’09
iWork ’09
Apple User Groups
Lacie Flat Cables
Neat Receipts
Matias Tune Blocker
Pulse Smart Pen
Roxio Toast Titanium
Blue Eyeball
Podcast and New Media Expo



  1. IMO, the comments about those who advocated protest about Apple’s decision to leave Macworld deserve more respect during this episode. Protest is as American as apple pie, and, while I didn’t support the specifics of the proposed protest during Phil Schiller’s keynote, I absolutely agree with the sentiment behind it. Further, I respect the organizer for her gumption. Hopefully, the negative comments made during your podcast weren’t due to the organizer being female and blonde.
    Also, as an attendee at the keynote, it was clear to me that Apple had gone to some length to counter the ‘silent’ protest. They stacked the deck with their own people who applauded and yelled loudly, sometimes inappropriately. To me, that shows that they recognized the protest, and made the effort to undermine it.
    It is worth remembering that Apple is a California company. Protests here are the rule, not the exception; and it is our right, as Americans – we’ve fought long and hard for it.
    Respect for different opinions would be nice….

    Comment by LLG — January 10, 2009 @ 9:57 am

  2. LGG-
    I think you’re inferring too much into the conversation. As someone who was there I can tell you there wasn’t any disrespect for people who protested Apple’s decision to leave Macworld. I think we all agree that we wish Apple would stay. But whatever…you’re entitled to your opinion as was whoever said whatever you happened to disagree with. I think you made that point very well in your comment.

    However, as for your comments about any “disrespect” or “negative comments” being made because someone was female, I take STRONG offense to that.

    Comment by Katie Floyd — January 10, 2009 @ 11:36 pm

  3. LLG – you make some good points about our freedoms to protest. On the MRT we disagreed with what the protesters did and so we expressed that opinion which is our right as well. I for one didn’t know it was a woman who set it up – why would that matter? why would the color of her hair matter? I’d agree or disagree with her independent of that, staying true to what I really think.

    Comment by Allison Sheridan — January 11, 2009 @ 5:32 am

  4. Perhaps this will clarify my comments. Here is most of the quote, from the podcast, that I found objectionable:
    (About Phil Schiller’s keynote), “I think he got the crowd. All those people who said bring back Steve Jobs, and be quiet during the the keynote, I think they all look terrible now. I think they should be embarrassed for what they were trying to do. Phil was put in an awkward position, he was humble….. I don’t think some of that was right.”
    As stated above I *do* think those advocating protest were ‘right’, to some degree. At the bare minimum they were within their rights, as citizens of this country. I dislike attempts to quell dissent, as long as the dissent is peaceful. IMO, saying that someone “should be embarrassed” to have advocated a peaceful expression of opinion is offensive.

    As for gender and hair color, please note that I said ***I hope**** that that was not a factor. I gather that neither of you two young women have had the experience of having your comments discounted on the basis of your gender, and believe me, I think that’s truly wonderful. I believe it to be true, though, that the speaker of the words above was aware of who was the organizer of the intended protest.
    Hope these comments add some clarity.
    Oh, and btw. Phil Schiller makes millions of dollars a year. Of course, anyone can feel sorry for him, if they are so inclined, but he does get paid very very well for what he has to deal with.

    Comment by LLG — January 13, 2009 @ 5:20 am

  5. Common guys and gals, when is the next Podcast up. It seems ages since I have heard from the roundtable crew. Really enjoy it.


    Comment by Mike — January 29, 2009 @ 2:30 am

  6. Never fear Mike, a new episode of the show is being recorded tonight so will be out in a day or so.

    Sorry for the delay!

    Comment by Don — January 29, 2009 @ 9:00 pm

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