Went to the Macworld Creative Pro Expo with my brother again this past week and while it may have been the smallest Macworld Expo we ever attended it was still exciting, inspirational, and informative. Watching the demonstrations of Apples Final Cut and the suites of products Apple has developed around it I find myself drawn back to my roots and heart which was in theatre design and technology back in the late seventies and eighties. Since I approaching this time in my life as a change of course, a change of direction, or just a time of change period I think I am going to approach and learn the technical aspects of video production and make it a part of the service offerings here.
On our way home from the Expo Thursday I guess not getting enough Apple exposure to satisfy us we stopped in the White Plains Apple Store in the Westchester Mall. We got a second closer look at something we had seen earlier that day that Apple calls iSight which is a camera-microphone that works with Apple Macintoshes using iChatAV for video conferencing. While we noted that it was currently a Mac only solution right now which limits it’s business use in this Windows centric world since the three nodes of the Hayes family are all Apple we could all use it to talk to each other and it would allow little Ann and little Phil to talk to Grandma and allow her to see them talking to her. That gift to Grandma alone may justify the cost of the system even now. I guess we’ll all have to look into this further.