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American Idol for your (Mac) computer

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Thus starts a series of posts on the wonderful, the intriguing, the time-draining competition known as MDA (My Dream App).  A clever idea by young but accomplished entrepreneur Phillip Ryu, MDA has shaped up to be quite an event. 

For those of you who are American Idol fans, MDA is similar:  everyday people submit ideas for their Dream Application, and the winning ideas get professionally developed.  The judges narrowed down the batch of ideas to 24 contestants.  5 rounds of voting by anyone who goes to the site will ultimately result in 3 winners – and hopefully 3 really excellent new applications for the Mac computer.

The competition holds the semifinal vote tomorrow and Thursday.  If you are at all interested in Mac OS X, you owe it to yourself to stop by and see what the fuss is all about. 

But lucky you, I’m going to make it easy.  Tomorrow morning I’ll review all remaining ideas with a quick summary and plenty of shortcuts links.  I’ve been heavily involved in the forums there, so I plan to put all that otherwise wasted time to use.  I’ll sum up what has transpired so far, so that you, oh lazy (or busy) reader, can quickly learn, vote, and move on.  No, no, you can thank me later.  ;) 

See you tomorrow!