MacVoices #23286: MacVoices Live! – An Example of ChatGPT Abuse and No 27-Inch iMacs (1)

This MacVoices Live! series starts of with an unexpected turn: A “poem” composed by ChatGPT and verbalized by Siri. The panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyJeff Gamet, Eric BoldenMark Fuccio, and Jim Rea then talk about not just the content, but also how many iterative queries it took to get the final product. Then, the group looks at Apple’s confirmation that there will be no 27-inch M3-series iMac and whether there are any hidden meanings in the message, as well as whether the M3 iMac is suitable as a gaming machine. (Part 1)

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Show Notes: 


0:05:55 The Underpants Song, a Podcasting Dream
0:07:41 The journey of creating a unique piece with ChatGPT begins
0:09:04 Sharing the finished piece and discussing its potential success
0:10:43 Seeking Happiness Amidst Technology Choices
0:11:21 Apple’s iMac focused on consumer market, not Pro line
0:14:26 Speculation on merging iMac and studio display, price concerns
0:15:36 Uncertainty about Apple’s future iMac designs
0:17:00 Scaling the Cost of Display Options
0:18:48 Apple’s Official Announcement: No 27-inch all-in-one
0:20:57 M1 vs M3: Gaming Potential on Larger Screens
0:22:37 M3 iMac: A Reasonable Gaming Machine for Casual Gamers
0:24:50 Apple’s focus on choice and frequent upgrades
0:26:10 Incremental improvements to attract Windows gamers


Apple Says There Won’t Be a 27-Inch iMac With Apple Silicon

Apple’s new M3 chips have big GPU upgrades focused on gaming and pro apps


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected].

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.


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