Report From MacWorld Expo

APPLE CUBED Once and future Apple Computer CEO STEVE JOBS is famous (or is it notorious?) for his ability to turn an ordinary product launch into something more like a rock concert. His star powers were in full effect last week at MacWorld Expo in New York City, where he unveiled Apple's new offerings to the Macintosh faithful.

The first surprise was a red-glowing, state-of-the-art OPTICAL MOUSE that will come standard with all Apple's desktop computers. Apple's old hockey-puck-style mouse was a disaster--difficult to use and not much fun to look at. The new model is ellipsoidal, so it's easier to...

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