Out Of The Mouths Of Babes (11/5/02)
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Disaster-- pestilence has struck the AtAT compound! Well, okay, actually it's just a cheesy little cold. But given the extremely delicate production schedule dictated by our current circumstances, trust us when we tell you that even the mildest case of the sniffles can completely derail our chewing-gum-and-chicken-wire writing process. Heck, these days something as simple as an usually lumpy bowl of oatmeal could probably blindside us for a week. AtAT: proudly redefining the phrase "half-assed" for the new millennium!

So, given the fact that the whole compound is in a state of mucusy higgledy-piggledy and our intern and resident goddess-in-training is stubbornly refusing to act even vaguely sleepy at the unholy hour of five o'clock in the morning, we figure, hey, what the heck-- she's been here for over six months and she's demonstrated on numerous occasions that she knows how to kick the living bejeezus out of a keyboard, so why not let her write a scene for once? So without further ado, we give you (insert trumpet fanfare here) Anya's First Scene™:

,l;drgmgb rgnkl rzl zdrg jizdh iozdh zs s sdf oweiorerti PowerBook dg g ogbfb i 800 MHz org rg ibfni 1 GHz grs @ Q ni! mg grz ioz,. zhg zhriouyr w/SuperDrive o657er s8 g 90d i9 iuj 89 g tb cvb j cfbnfj nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnb bui buindb fbcfbn nj n n! rgzn nfb bd nmi ni nibdfni nio vsszei8hth8yu ggb bsebsdssssssssss h fseh 89vsd sernj.

Uh... yyyyyeah. Well, there you have it, folks; at least one person (small and inexperienced though she may be) appears still to be expecting actual SuperDrives in the upcoming PowerBooks rumored to surface tomorrow, despite the fact that the entire Mac rumor community thinks otherwise. Ah, the wide-eyed naïveté of youth, yeah? Anya's apparent prediction of speeds of 800 MHz and 1 GHz are also slightly on the high side of the watercooler consensus, but it's the SuperDrive prediction that's so darned precious; it's almost like she's asking Santa to bring her one for Christmas. Awwwwww.

Of course, if she actually turns out to be right and the new PowerBooks do come with SuperDrives, well, we're going to have to set up a side business renting her out to the cops as a crime scene psychic or something. And let her at the keyboard more often.


 
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The above scene was taken from the 11/5/02 episode:

November 5, 2002: The littlest AtAT staff member seems to think that imminent SuperDrive PowerBooks are still a distinct possibility. Meanwhile, Apple posts its Holiday Gift Guide, and rumors of rumors of an Apple buyout by Sun have surfaced once again...

Other scenes from that episode:

  • 3820: Switcher Stocking Stuffer (11/5/02)   Hey, speaking of Santa (we did mention him, it's a valid segue!), you do realize that we're barrelling towards the thick of the holiday shopping season at enormous velocity, right? Oh, sure, some of you may think that early November is far too early to start worrying about Christmas shopping and the like, and believe us, speaking as people who have in the past done all their gift-buying at The Alley on Christmas Day, we can relate...

  • 3821: One Apple, Sunny Side Up (11/5/02)   This one's going to be a quickie, because there really just isn't a whole lot to say about it (it stands proudly on its own merits), but at the same time it's way too cool not to point out: a faithful viewer who wishes to remain nameless stumbled across a FORTUNE newsletter which mentions that there's a rumor floating around in Silicon Valley that-- are you ready, Boots?-- Apple is about to be bought out by none other than Sun...

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