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A first look at the Apple MacBook Wheel

A new Apple product has just been announced that will revolutionize how we interact with the personal computer. The Onion News Network explains.

I am not an Apple fan boy normally, but this new product has me all excited with anticipation. The new intuitive interface is going to revolutionize how we interact with computers. The product release is a good year away, but I am going to hold all future gadget purchases until this baby comes out.

Now, before you get all excited, yes, I know it is a joke. I needed a good laugh on a long Monday - I hope you get a laugh out of it too. Thank goodness for the Onion News Network.

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

10 comments
jiba
jiba

Whoa?this is definitely revolutionary but I?m not sure if it?ll catch on. Ditching the keyboard could be a great space saver and make for ultra light portable laptops but I?m not sure the additional ?100 clicks? is worth the loss of a laptops primary source of input (the trusty keyboard). The keyboard is tried and tested and I dont think its time to lose it. Like another poster mentioned, maybe its best to introduce a smaller ?Wheel? alongside the regular keyboard and break us all in gently. http://www.jiba-jaba.com ? The Home of Public Microblogging

metilley
metilley

Like Reverse Polish Notation? :-)

jasondlnd
jasondlnd

I need to read further down on the page before I start watching these videos... I first thought it was real until they started saying things like "it toook 45 minutes for one guy to compose an E-Mail" and "Hummingbird battery lasts a full 20 minutes". All in all, that was a very well produced joke. Great job, Onion News.

swedish_chef_dave
swedish_chef_dave

if you think this is worth a laugh your in need of medication and a new job and we are in need of a proper reporter

SkunkFunk
SkunkFunk

I hear Walmart has a great deal on Senses of Humor. Dave and Dr Al you should rush right out and get one. This report makes good fun of the Apple crowd, whcih is hilarious coming from Apple. Ill never forget my fanboy friend who made the statement "Apple doesnt crash" and then the very next day had to bring his 2 month old Macbook Pro in with the Apple equivalent of a BSOD. (It was more of a greyish color). Swedish Chef Dave you might be that guy. Apple has made a career out of throwing humor into the tech sector and I for one love it, even though im no Machead. :-)

Forum Surfer
Forum Surfer

It actually is somewhat believable given some of Apple's serious fanboys and their undying devotion to iAnything. Apple has some great engineering and their products are for the most part end user-centric. But there are those who will tout Apple's products no matter how far they go...something like this isn't too far fetched and I'm willing to bet the video has even got a few creative wheels spinning in the apple design studio.

Adam S
Adam S

See your doctor immediately. Be sure to let him know about any medication you may be on, such as those for high blood pressure or an extremely tight anus. Symptoms may include rolling of eyes, moodiness, or objects crammed into "out-only" orifices causing an unpleasant sensation and setting off grumpiness. I for one think the author of this post needs to be strung up by his pinky toe over a pit of scorpions for trying inject humor into technology. What a jerk. /sarcasm

Dr. Al Olaimi
Dr. Al Olaimi

Not sure about the learning curve estimated! I presume as it happened before, many truly innovative technologies were introduced, the market would really the real testing platform rather than "wish list". The commentator mentioned, it took one Apple's products fan near 45 min to type and send an email! I wouldn't assume that would be a good productivity tool for work environment! I will be more likely watching the new generation adopting it rather than someone like me who is trying his best to get the most out of his tool for saving time with seriously measured productivity! Thank you for the report.

kmadison
kmadison

Dr. Olaimi, I do hope you know this was a "tonque in cheek", expensive waste of time, joke. Unfortunately, it took me all of 10 seconds to figure it out. I still am not laughing though. Just shaking my head pityfully.

k41184
k41184

OK... The obvious: This is the Onion. Enough said.