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Almost Three Decades After Debut, Macworld Now Eyes Mobile

Almost Three Decades After Debut, Macworld Persists, Now Eyeing Mobile

It’s hard not to become a bit nostalgic on the eve of this year’s Macworld convention, the first since Steve Jobs died.

After all, it was 28 years ago this month that Jobs unveiled the very first Mac at the first-ever of these events.

Culinary Guide to Macworld

While other MacWorld attendees are crowding into Quizno's at lunchtime, you, armed with this list, will be enjoying a genuine San Francisco culinary experience. Here’s our list for the best places to lunch (and drinks) around Moscone Center.

Drop by Tropisueno, just a breath away from Moscone, to fill up on traditionally-prepared burritos, tortas and tamales during lunch, and for post-conference drinks (margaritas!) and snacks such as super-fresh ceviche and refreshing Mexican shrimp cocktails. (75 Yerba Buena Lane, 415-243-0299. Open for lunch & dinner.)

Macworld Tunes

It's definitely a stereotype, but we're going to go ahead and say it anyways: people who like Macs usually like music (and have pretty good taste). And with Apple's Monday announcement that they're freeing up iTunes from DRM, we imagine that most of these people are pretty stoked. So in the spirit of sharing the music love, we nabbed three Macworld attendees and took a look at what topped their iPod playlists. Check out the ones that passed our bar below.

Photography by Janelle Cipriano

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Roxy Weber, Los Angeles

Favorite thing at Macworld: "Kid stuff for the iPhone, iPhone covers."

Travis Dunn, Chattanooga, TN

"I was looking for more hardware to be announced, nothing really big happened."

 

Macworld 09: Tony Bennett, Improved iLife and DRM-free iTunes

The big news leading up to this year's Macworld was obviously Steve Job's mysterious hormonal imbalance and his decision to not give the keynote for the first time since 1997. Amid palatable pressure and expectation, Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller filled some big shoes this morning, delivering a solid keynote that highlighted an impressive but not groundbreaking array of new products.

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