[Openmcl-devel] Mac App store: will CCL apps fly?
james.anderson at setf.de
Fri Oct 22 10:27:33 CDT 2010
On 2010-10-22, at 15:33 , Andrew Shalit wrote:
> Steve Jobs infamously said that the first Macintosh wouldn't be any
> more expandable than a toaster. The Mac II with Nubus only came
> out after the Apple board booted him and John Sculley took over.
> That said, developers will still need full-fledged computers.
> Employees of Apple will need development machines and development
> tools, and third-party developers will need those too. So I
> wouldn't worry too much about real computers vanishing completely
> from Apple's lineup.
google's development/deployment ecosystem demonstrates that this is
not the only possible conclusion.
> On Oct 22, 2010, at 6:03 AM, Tim Bradshaw wrote:
>> On 21 Oct 2010, at 19:12, Ron Garret wrote:
>>> could be wrong. I hope I am. But I don't see any other way
>>> these tea leaves could be read. Jobs has telegraphed is
>>> intentions pretty clearly.
>> This sounds right to me. It's also extremely depressing, since
>> the reason I got a mac in the first place was that it was a Unix
>> system (so I feel at home) yet with a good GUI and a decent range
>> of "traditional desktop" applications which I would not have to
>> assemble from sticky tape and glue. I've now made a significant
>> investment both in applications and in time (the usual dozens of
>> shell scripts holding the thing together) on the platform and it
>> looks like Apple are just going to close it down. Yes, this does
>> make me look like an idiot for trusting them. I guess I should be
>> grateful for 5 years of a pleasant environment.
in five years your mac will be obsolete and there will be something
you like better anyway. that's what i wouldn't worry about.
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