It feels like 1997 all over again.
I guess Uncle Steve's Reality Distortion Field has a limited radius after all. How's everyone's favorite fruit company going to pull out of this one? I don't think OS X is going to be the new iMac. (Although the Cube looks like it's on track to become the next 20th Anniversary Mac...)
posted by darukaru
on Dec 6, 2000 -
I have no idea how I came across this but, does anyone else find this as amusing as I do? I am just imagining rows of racked cubes.
posted by brian
on Oct 27, 2000 -
The Strong Colo(u)r Classic
One keeps running across coverage of the cult of the Macintosh Color Classic. Imagine stuffing a G3 parentboard and a CD-ROM into one of those wee chunks o' sculpture. Or stop imagining and go do it
. (Second article
.) Note: Some Strong Color Classic fan sites crash every browser I have, even iCab. Too strong for the Web, perhaps.
posted by joeclark
on Oct 19, 2000 -
Today Apple announced Quicktime 5.
It sounds cool but it's only available for Macintosh right now. Doesn't Steve understand that he needs to get this software out to as many platforms as possible, as soon as possible?
Windows Media Player 7 is looking better and better...
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Oct 10, 2000 -
How to tilt at windmills.
What these guys don't undestand is that Apple can't make money selling software. They develop software so that they can sell the hardware on which it runs, which is their real profit center.
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Sep 18, 2000 -
iCab 2.1 is out
for a program written from scratch by one or two people (Alexander Clauss seems to be the lead), it's astounding. Absolutely full support for HTML 4 – every extended character (iCab seems to use its own font), weirdo tags like LONGDESC, ACRONYM, and ABBR, TITLEs on everything (no popups: text appears in status line). Filter out ads automatically. Only browser other than Lynx that handles metadata like LINK REL="next". The damn thing validates your code for you
(click the smiling or frowning icon at the right of the address bar). And so on. And so on. I love this program. And yes, I'm in the minority
. What else is new?
posted by joeclark
on Aug 21, 2000 -
is for those of you running Windows, but wishing you still had a Mac. (novelty purposes only)
posted by thirteen
on Aug 11, 2000 -
Roger Black on Design.
MacAddict put up an interview with Roger Black from their August 2000 issue. There are a couple of interesting points as in his take on transitioning from print to web:
"I think that the main thing is pretty much to work as you would in print design. A good designer always focuses on the reader or the customer, the viewer, whatever the end-user is. You just have to do that on the Net the same way you do in print.... I do not believe that the technological hurdles are that big. It doesn't seem to me that big of a deal.... Most of the stuff we do on the Web is not particularly difficult. Almost anybody, particularly anybody under thirty growing up in our society has enough technological culture to work with it. Don't get scared. It’s not that big of a deal."
posted by leo
on Jul 20, 2000 -
looked swell on my Mac, but the tables are all screwy when I look at it through Windows (at work). Explorer 5 ain't the same on both platforms. Argh!! Not a hard fix, but what do you do when your 'blog looks like ass and you can't fix it for a whole day!! I know it's uncool to link to oneself - I'm not just trying to generate pageviews. I'm genuinely pissed off about all these web standards problems!
posted by aladfar
on Jun 2, 2000 -
is reporting that Microsoft has disbanded the IE for Mac team and is discontinuing development of IE for Mac. So much for a 5 year commitment....
posted by faisal
on May 12, 2000 -
The IE 5 for Mac cartoons
actually showcase some of the better flash animation I've seen on the web. Imagine that, a fun Microsoft PR site. If you're in hell right now, I'd unpack that snow shovel.
posted by geoff
on Mar 30, 2000 -
Should Apple change its name?
After all, they changed the way we use computers. They changed the way we design. They recently changed their logo. That would certainly be thinking different now, wouldn't it? Personally, I'd like them to change their minds and release a six-slot G4 chassis...
posted by grant
on Nov 28, 1999 -
I want my QTV.
According to the current scuttlebutt surrounding the next rev of QuickTime, you'll be able to launch a plethora of happin', high-gloss streaming media channels directly from the control strip in the Mac OS. And with the addition of seamless ad insertion and tracking into the mix, they've now got the mouse potatos by the proverbial short hairs.
posted by grant
on Nov 11, 1999 -
is an alternative email client for the Mac. Tightly coded, immaculately clean interface, Appearence Manager
savvy, and free. I may have to finally let my copy of Claris Emailer rest in piece.
posted by grant
on Nov 7, 1999 -