Posts tagged 2001
The classic Studio Ghibli film “Spirited Away” was released in 2001 and it remains as popular today as it was fifteen years ago. It’s the most successful film in Japan’s history (it even won an Oscar) and it grossed almost $300 million worldwide. But while the movie has no shortage of fans, it also has no shortage of people who continue to argue about what the sometimes ambiguous movie actually means.
To bring the ongoing debate to an end once and for all, a Japanese fan of Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpiece recently wrote to Studio Ghibli asking for an explanation regarding the story’s underlying message. And to her surprise, she actually got a reply.
As early as October of 2001, Gold’s Gym at Glorietta has been offering membership to its soon-to-open fitness center, promising a March 2002 opening date. It has been a month since that promised date, and yet rubble is still visible at the gym’s location, with no official word from Gold’s Gym as to the delays. Anton San Diego of The Inquirer (Feb. 16) mentions a “soft opening in March and grand opening in July.” I seriously wonder what the hell a “soft opening” is – whatever it was, it never happened. Read More »
Apple® today announced that Mac® OS X version 10.1, delivering dramatically enhanced performance and support for digital media and devices including DVDs, MP3 CDs, MP3 players, printers, digital cameras and DV camcorders. A free Instant Up-to-Date upgrade kit for existing Mac OS X users will be available through October 31, 2001, or while supplies last through Apple’s retail stores and at participating retail outlets.
Apple has cancelled Apple Expo 2001, which was scheduled to take place at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris from September 26th to 30th, 2001.
“We’re cancelling Apple Expo in the wake of last week’s devastating and tragic events”, said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re sorry to disappoint our users and developers, but their safety is our primary concern”.
The directive was simple, short — and classic Steve Jobs. The zealous CEO of Apple Computer had instructed his mobile products marketing group to come back with a new PowerBook. It could not be the lightest, most powerful or most affordable PowerBook — oh, no — it had to be “the best notebook in the world.” That is arguable, but the resulting Titanium PowerBook G4 is easily the coolest notebook anywhere. More from Mobile Computing Online’s “Mobile Innovators of 2001: Best Notebook” feature.
The premiere computer graphics conference and exhibition, Siggraph 2001, opens again at the Los Angeles Convention Center and goes on until 17 August 2001. Now with PDA-compatible maps and schedules as well as wireless network access from select areas of the convention center! Way cool!