A Certain Critical Point

A Certain Critical Point

"At a certain critical point - perhaps five years ago - Apple stopped investing time, effort, brainpower, and money in continuing to make a better product. Instead, it dissipated its energy on everything but the Macintosh - on Newton, Sweet Pea, Kaleida, Taligent. Meanwhile, the rest of the world caught up. The last great engineering task accomplished on the Mac was the switch to PowerPC. However, no new features went in. The company that had been the leader in operating systems found that it could no longer write an operating system - Copland was a disaster that never shipped. It had to suffer the ultimate ignominy of buying one outside. The NeXT purchase is too little too late. The Apple of the past was an innovative company that used software and hardware technology together to redefine the way people experienced computing. That Apple is already dead. Very adroit moves might be able to save the brand name. A company with the letters A-P-P-L-E in its name might survive, but it won't be the Apple of yore." - Nathan Myhrvold, chief technology officer at Microsoft - June 1997

A few months ago, I got a MacBook Pro. It's the most amazing computer I've ever put my hands on. Those past predictions about Apple were so wrong.

Colour-correction in photoshop. I also had to take a screen shot and insert it into the photo to replace the "live" desktop as my camera posterized the hell out of the real desktop. I can't wait to get a new camera.

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A Certain Critical Point

A Certain Critical Point

"At a certain critical point - perhaps five years ago - Apple stopped investing time, effort, brainpower, and money in continuing to make a better product. Instead, it dissipated its energy on everything but the Macintosh - on Newton, Sweet Pea, Kaleida, Taligent. Meanwhile, the rest of the world caught up. The last great engineering task accomplished on the Mac was the switch to PowerPC. However, no new features went in. The company that had been the leader in operating systems found that it could no longer write an operating system - Copland was a disaster that never shipped. It had to suffer the ultimate ignominy of buying one outside. The NeXT purchase is too little too late. The Apple of the past was an innovative company that used software and hardware technology together to redefine the way people experienced computing. That Apple is already dead. Very adroit moves might be able to save the brand name. A company with the letters A-P-P-L-E in its name might survive, but it won't be the Apple of yore." - Nathan Myhrvold, chief technology officer at Microsoft - June 1997

A few months ago, I got a MacBook Pro. It's the most amazing computer I've ever put my hands on. Those past predictions about Apple were so wrong.

Colour-correction in photoshop. I also had to take a screen shot and insert it into the photo to replace the "live" desktop as my camera posterized the hell out of the real desktop. I can't wait to get a new camera.

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Posted: 2006-07-10 | 19:04