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Please see my response to Gustav.
Oh yeah? Here's an article written a year after InDesign had been released:http://web.mit.edu/is/isnews/v16/n01/160103.html It notes that Adobe released new versions of Pagemaker and rebranded it for business. Here's another one talking about Pagemaker 7, which was release TWO YEARS after InDesign was released: http://designer-info.com/DTP/adobe_pagemaker_7.htm And according to Wikipedia, Pagemaker development wasn't completely ended until 2004, FIVE YEARS after InDesign...
It's pretty clear reading these posts that some people understand what its like to depend on a piece of software for your livelihood, and some simply don't; Unfortunately Apple falls into the latter category. And, that's really the issue. When you depend on technology, you don't want to have to worry that its about to get taken away from you next month. You want to know you can train new people on it, and the time won't be wasted. You want to know you can purchase new...
I dislike these changes. The tabs "read" backwards to me. In the example the author included the darker tabs look deselected, but they are actually the selected ones.
Whoever came up with the iPhone 4 design was hopefully fired... Oh that's right, he was. iPhone 4 is the "Mark Papermaster phone". Papermaster left Apple due to "cultural incompatibility" last year. With Consumer Reports still not recommending iPhone over the antenna issue, you would think that Apple would want to roll out a new hardware design ASAP. I would also think that Steve would want to cleanse the iPhone of the Papermaster taint. My old iPhone still works fine....
I was checking out Lion and I'm afraid as things stand, they don't work well with multiple monitors at all. For example, if you put an app into full-screen mode, and you have more than one monitor, the second monitor gets covered by a useless blank image that looks a little like cloth. Really, you'd want a separate space on each monitor, but then how would you pick which was the target of your 'switch space' command? Why not at least put the Finder in the second monitor...
Apple doesn't seem to really get online services. Look at what they did with .mac/mobileMe. First it was free, then it cost $99 a year, now maybe it will be free again. Dumb. Should have been free all along. Cloud services shouldn't corral you into a single solution provider, except through benefits of interoperability and convenience. For example, maybe I want to use Google Calendar and Yahoo Mail and then add the iTunes music locker. Or maybe I want to set up my own...
Doesn't look appealing to me, but then, I think the iPad is dumb also. Who wants a laptop with no keyboard? Who wants a cellphone you can't fit in your pocket. Ok, all those iPad sales say I'm wrong. I guess people have more money than brains.
I wasn't saying its impossible to move to another media platform, just that it's a headache I'd rather not deal with. Also, the cost of apps, while relatively small, is not insignificant, especially for a cheapskate like myself. I've spent perhaps $30 on apps total, so tack that onto the new phone's price tag. I'd need to re-search and re-purchase and re-learn all these apps if I switched. That's at least a couple hours of my time. Also, even now not all apps are...
I buy clothes because the old ones wear out and I'm still using my first gen iPhone. People are dumb with their money... But, I agree with your point. The cellphone space is a lot more fluid in terms of brand loyalty. By their nature phones need to be able to sync with a variety of sources, and aren't the primary repository of your data. This makes it pretty easy to move from one to the other. That being said, the real edge that Apple has is their media infrastructure....
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