[Openmcl-devel] Mac App store: will CCL apps fly?

james anderson james.anderson at setf.de
Fri Oct 22 08:27:33 PDT 2010

good afternoon;

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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