What I found odd about that list were some of the ideas were self-contradictory. Kill off the Newton but invest in Newton?
Also, HyperCard still required some scripting to do anything useful. However, Tiger does have that Automator thing which should be interesting.
FWIW, the non-obvious differences between the iBook and the 12″ Powerbook are that the Powerbook has DVI and DDR333, while the iBook is SVGA and DDR266. DVI was the killer feature which made me decide on a Powerbook instead of an iBook (since at the time I had a DVI-only monitor).