The Macalope: High-hanging fruit
Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:46 AM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:20 AM
Thanks for keeping me sane.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:27 AM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:01 PM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:12 PM
Shouldn't the Macalope sound like a 3.5" floppy being ejected given the classic Mac as a head?
Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:26 PM
One downside of this arrangement is that the OS and hardware are not as closely tuned to each other as with Apple's Macs. Microsoft can't possibly QA their software on every potential configuration. When it comes time for support, there is finger pointing. Neither Microsoft nor the computer company are inclined to take full responsibility. The user is caught in the middle. This presents opportunities for PC experts who are only happy to recommend Windows solutions and charge plenty to support them. That's the hidden Microsoft tax.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:28 AM
Apparently, Tim Wu never bothered to review Netscape's SEC filings. What's more frightening is that his editor at the New Yorker never thought to ask, "Are you sure about including Netscape in that litany?" This explains why I stopped reading the New Yorker a while ago.
Apple, having just reported its best quarter, is of course doomed. Let's hope Tim Cook doesn't borrow from Netscape's playbook. If he does, AOL will end up buying Apple for a few billion dollars.
The Macalope is wrong. This isn't high hanging fruit. It's highbrow low hanging fruit.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:40 AM
I presume you mean expensive electric ones Apple used as opposed to the cheap manual ones everyone else used. Even when Mac OS didn't have protected memory, Apple still made nice hardware, albeit beige.