This post was published more than a few years ago (on 2002-01-02) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

So, I hear that good ol' Steve Jobs is planning something ex-trey special for his Macworld Expo keynote speech on Monday. Lots o' hype, and superlatives galore. The rumor sites have been scrambling over each other's carcasses to be the first to be embarrased by their complete and utter wrong-ness. Apple's own web site has been pumping up expectations with taglines like "Beyond the rumor sites. Way beyond." and "This is big. Even for us." How can you ignore such unabashed optimism and pride?

Will it be a new flat-panel iMac? An Apple handheld? A wearable Macintosh? A nasally snortable Macintosh that induces digital gaming hallucinations like in that PlayStation 9 commercial (which I would think would lead to LSD-like leaping-from-tall-buildings deaths)? Who can say??

Well, yes, Steve Jobs can say, on January 7th at 9 am, pacific time, but that was a rhetorical question, really.

Me, I'm waiting patiently and hoarding my cash so I can be one of the first to order whatever it is. Mmm� grape�