This is just a rumor, and should be treated as such, but look what surfaced on dpnet.com.cn recently. I don't read Chinese, but the illustrations have an incrementally more believable look than the last mock-up illos we saw for Micro 4/3.
Speaking of the Chinese, didn't they do just a bang-up job on the Olympics? I say we should get them to host the Games every four years. Just splendid. The people of Beijing, the Chinese government, the Olympic organizers, the participants—I think everybody involved should be proud of the fine job they did. Most excellent hosts, and a superb and memorable Games. All that, and they won the medal race decisively, too. Every citizen of China must be very proud in all kinds of ways.
The ping-pong final was a treat. Glad I got to see that.
Now I'm on pins and needles awaiting the world's next great sporting event...the sixth Vendée Globe. If you don't know the Vendée Globe, it's an elegantly simple (and simply brutal) thing: a race of super-light monohull open-plan 60-foot sailboats around the world, non-stop, without help...singlehanded. As in, one skipper, no crew. The middle third of the race, a circumnavigation of Antarctica, takes place entirely in the Southern Ocean, the most savage, remote, and dangerous place on the planet. Beyond a doubt the #1 extreme sporting event in the world. I've been rereading Godforsaken Sea for the third time (a cracking great armchair adventure title by Derek Lundy—see "Recommended By M.J.," right) just to get psyched.
Mike (Thanks to Charlie)
Featured Comment by ZooLive: "Hi! The text in Chinese says that it is said to be an imaginary illustration posted by a Japanese amateur, but that it might also be a way for Panasonic to test public reaction to its Micro 4/3 design."
Featured Comment via Mark Roberts: "Bring on the Bitchy Brits," from Slate.