[rescue] Apple WWDC Summary
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jun 24 13:46:15 CDT 2003
On Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at 01:31 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>>> (And it took Apple *how* many years longer than the PC world to
>>> discover SCSI-II? And then Wide SCSI? But that's another issue.)
>> I haven't paid much attention to this thread, so forgive me if I'm
>> missing your point...but...I sure hope this is sarcasm. If not,
>> woefully misinformed.
> I beg to differ. I was using SCSI-II in my PCs when brand-new Macs
> still shipping with 5MB/s narrow SCSI-1, and I was using Fast Wide for
> LONG after Macs still supported only 10MB/s narrow SCSI-II onboard from
> the factory. (Third-party add-in controllers don't count, I'm talking
> about factory SCSI support in SCSI-based machines.)
You are an exception to the rule. SCSI on PCs was VERY expensive and
highly exclusive what a time when every Mac came with SCSI (and indeed
you coulnd't get any other disk interface!)...Have you forgotten the
days of the $400 Adaptec 1540 boards? The known-nothing-about-hardware
early Mac world was built around SCSI *years* before that. What *you*
(as a technically advanced user who was obviously able to pour big
bucks into your hardware) were using is not indicative of the state of
mainstream PC hardware of that era.
> Fact is, for a long time, Apple was selling basically architecturally
> inferior machines,
Architecturally inferior perhaps when compared to, say, mainframes.
But you're trolling.
> I know you detest and despise x86 PCs, but please don't allow that to
> lead you into thinking that anything that's not an x86 PC must
> automatically and necessarily be better.
I resent your suggestion, Phil. x86 PCs suck because they suck.
Macs kick ass (now) because they kick ass. What you perhaps don't know
about me is that I'm a longtime Mac hater...604s were getting old
before I gave them a second look, because they SUCKED so badly (mainly
due to their OS and their price tags). But to say their architecture
was inferior is plainly incorrect.
If you disagree, fine, I respect your opinion...but I don't share it.
Dave McGuire "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL for the occasion." -Doc Shipley
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