[rescue] Apple WWDC Summary

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Tue Jun 24 18:21:20 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at 01:31  PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> O<snip long diatribe on the late Scully and entire Spindler time at 
> Apple.

This is no longer Applicable and hasn't been since Apple bought NeXT.  
There are two stupid things that Steve did since coming back and many 
many smart things...

Two stupid things:

1. Kill Newton while market was young
2. Release the Cube at the wrong time and targeted at the wrong market 
sector (or was it even targeted?)

> 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.
For people who care about how computing makes them feel emotionally... 
peecees are automatically worse... for people who get enjoyment out of 
computing sometimes, but mainly see computers as a tool... pc's may or 
may not be worse... for people we care about who see computers as a 
tool but are the exception to the rule (see Dave)... automatically 
worse :-).

I'm in the enjoyment camp.  PC's are never FUN to use...never 
INSPIRING... and ... plain infuriating at times... but just work most 
of the time.  I'd rather program a Ti-81.


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