When the Apple Watch was first announced, I was pretty sure I wanted one. But I recently started to use my Kickstarter Pebble again, just to see if a watch fits my personal workflow, and I’m now rethinking if I’m going to bother. How I use a watch doesn’t match what the device does, and what I expect (or hope) from a smartwatch isn’t what’s being delivered.
A recent Forbes article asks an interesting question: is Tim Cook a better CEO than Steve Jobs was? The article (rightly) focuses on longer-term and overall corporate performance, and not just product design. I agree with the author’s premise, and I think that the comparison bears further examination. What Tim does and what Steve did are two different things.
This article discusses the resources that you may need to get software onto a vintage Macintosh. I spent a lot of time trying to figure this out, and there were a lot of questions I had to answer myself. Hopefully this will help others in bringing their vintage Macintoshes back to life.
Now that I’ve started to spend more time on getting my vintage Macintoshes working, I’ve learned some things. I’ll be publishing articles from time to time explaining how I did things, or how i got things to work. Before diving into some details, I though it would be useful to “set the stage” for getting into the world of vintage Macintoshes.
My Macintosh Portable arrived this week (I have never seen that many packing peanuts in one box), and it is certainly a trip down memory lane. What is interesting is comparing it to the state of the art today with vintage portable computing from the past.
It’s been a while since I provided any sort of update, and I thought it was time I to bring everyone up to speed on the resurrection of my Macintosh Plus. I have been accumulating a few parts, and the project had languished a bit for the last couple of years. But I’ve been able to revisit it, and things have been moving forward again.
Cue the prognosticators: now that the Apple event is over, we get to be entertained by all manner of predictions, good and bad. Many won’t be grounded in reality, and will rely on suppositions and guesswork, or worse will be based on the suppositions and guesswork of others. There was no guarantee than any home-run hit by Apple was going to be one when they stepped up to the plate, but neither was there a guarantee of failure. Will the Apple Watch succeed? It depends on who ends up buying it and why they do.