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View Poll Results: What is your favorite 17-inch PowerBook nickname?
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BigAl 12 votes (27.91%)
BigAlBook 0 votes (0%)
Big Stevie Wonder 0 votes (0%)
BigAl Stevie Wonder 0 votes (0%)
Steve Jobs' Big AlBook 0 votes (0%)
Steve "BigAl" Jobs 0 votes (0%)
Big Al Pacino 0 votes (0%)
Other (please specify in a posting) 19 votes (44.19%)
No nickname 10 votes (23.26%)
Undecided 2 votes (4.65%)
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Nickname(s) for the 17-inch PowerBook?
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DekuDekuplex
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May 23, 2003, 02:23 PM
 
Some users seem to be attaching nicknames to their 17-inch PowerBooks.

For example, mgehman on the thread "Topic: Problems with my brand new 17" called his "BigAl."

Any preferences for nicknames? Let's take a poll.

DekuDekuplex
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May 23, 2003, 02:49 PM
 
I refer to mine as the "lunch tray"
     
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May 23, 2003, 03:04 PM
 
I've been referring to my AlBook as BigAl, but Jumbook comes to mind. (Get it Jumbo Book. BWAA HA HAHA! ha ha ... echem. )
     
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May 23, 2003, 03:31 PM
 
PB17
http://www.pardonmyenglish.com "Spreading the Conservative Word...In English Only."
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May 24, 2003, 12:42 AM
 
According to MacTracker, its internal nickname was "Hammerhead". Makes sense.
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May 24, 2003, 02:36 AM
 
I like to call mine "Wide Load" and I may even get flashing yellow lights to put on my bag...
     
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May 24, 2003, 03:15 PM
 
PB17...


but most people who see it would commonly hear me refer to it as "Touch it and die."
Another PC to PB17 Switcher
Became the proud new owner of a PB17 on 03/22/03
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May 24, 2003, 03:41 PM
 
Lapzilla
     
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May 24, 2003, 04:35 PM
 
a good knickname for the PB 17?, hum... yet!
Mild Seven-teen

(Mild Seven is the main sponsor of the Renault F1 Team, and Renault is one of the biggest Apple clients in the world, in my country every Renault dealer has a minimal number of three PowerMac, iMac...

I found this picture:


Note that in this picture the livery reads 'Blue World' is due to tobacco bann in Europe sport, usually it reads 'Mild Seven'.
     
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May 24, 2003, 06:04 PM
 
Originally posted by DekuDekuplex:
Some users seem to be attaching nicknames to their 17-inch PowerBooks.

For example, mgehman on the thread "Topic: Problems with my brand new 17" called his "BigAl."

Any preferences for nicknames? Let's take a poll.

DekuDekuplex
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May 24, 2003, 07:38 PM
 
NSX. Just after my fast and sleek aluminum bodied Acura NSX.
     
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May 24, 2003, 07:53 PM
 
Long Dong Silver
     
mgehman
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May 24, 2003, 09:54 PM
 
Originally posted by bracken:
Long Dong Silver
I think that name is taken
"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably the day they start making vacuum cleaners."
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May 25, 2003, 01:03 AM
 
another vote for lunch tray
     
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May 25, 2003, 01:09 AM
 
Big Mac
     
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May 25, 2003, 04:26 PM
 
Dr. Evil.

I figure if the 12" PowerBook is Mini-Me, it just stands to reason.

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May 25, 2003, 04:42 PM
 
"Huge Phallic Symbol"
     
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May 26, 2003, 03:36 PM
 
I allways call it the 17"PB.

Just easy, everybody knows what you means.
Why to call it SilverDog, SilverPlate, SilverBook, SilverSomething. It's no silver, just aluminium.
Why to call it BigAl, BigBook, Bigsomething. It's still small enough to carry it around. I take it every day to my work.

Like I said, just cal it by it;s name: 17"PB.
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May 26, 2003, 06:09 PM
 
I'm going to get mine in a week or so, after selling the TiBook to a friend of mine.
So not very used to name it, but like the "lunch tray", but I guess AlBook will be it, as a successor to TiBook.
     
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May 27, 2003, 07:31 AM
 
PB 17
     
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May 27, 2003, 10:39 AM
 
i call it: "i want one"
others call it "€4,060 for a laptop???"

but everytime i mention it i say Lapzilla.
     
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May 27, 2003, 02:12 PM
 
Just for reference, I have decided to call mine "Virgil," in honor of Dante's guide in _The Inferno._

Incidentally, Virgil is also the name of the underground exploratory vehicle in the recent movie, "The Core."

It seems to make sense, since Virgil will be my guide to the inferno of searching for computer-related careers in the Post-Dot-Com Era.

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Originally posted by DekuDekuplex:
Some users seem to be attaching nicknames to their 17-inch PowerBooks.

For example, mgehman on the thread "Topic: Problems with my brand new 17" called his "BigAl."

Any preferences for nicknames? Let's take a poll.

DekuDekuplex
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May 27, 2003, 02:50 PM
 
Lapzilla
     
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May 27, 2003, 06:51 PM
 
Originally posted by jindrich:
i call it: "i want one"
others call it "€4,060 for a laptop???"

but everytime i mention it i say Lapzilla.
ditto
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May 27, 2003, 11:01 PM
 
17PB
PB.17.1Ghz - iPod.10G
     
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May 27, 2003, 11:16 PM
 
I named mine Yaobook when I first got it!
Seems to be very popular.''
     
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May 28, 2003, 10:25 AM
 
banana
     
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May 28, 2003, 12:33 PM
 
"Yaobook" is what we've been calling the 12" PBs, since that's what he was carrying in the commercial. "MiniMeBook" doesn't seem to have the same ring to it.

We actually named our PB17 "Kryten" after the humanoid robot in Red Dwarf, following a tradition started two computers back ("Holly" was our Power Computing clone, and the external HD was "Hilly" - followed by "Queeg 450" for the big, black, bada$$ G4 tower). We also refer to the PB17 as the "Fab Slab", the "B-17" occasionally, or "the Flattop".
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May 28, 2003, 02:32 PM
 
Fat Man
     
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May 28, 2003, 06:03 PM
 
Another Vote for PB17

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