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Posts by Maury Markowitz

  And therein, IMHO, was the deadly problem with Bento. It couldn't talk to any of those databases you're referring to.   Bento could have worked if it had useful ODBC support and full AppleScript then it would have been a useful tool. But, lacking these two elements, it was essentially useless.   Manage Address Book and Calendar? What's the market for that? Honestly, what were the developers thinking?
"For that reason, they aligned with Apple to switch to the "agency" pricing model, which let them set their own prices %u2014 a move that brought on antitrust scrutiny from the U.S. government." NO NO NO NO NO! That is NOT what "brought on antitrust scrutiny". What "brought on antitrust scrutiny" was that Apple ALSO got the companies to agree to *raise* prices on Amazon. Price fixing is illegal, and when multiple parties agree to do something illegal that's a...
Great, so now we have iWork on the web... and still no Maps!
Which means we still need a stand alone Maps on the Web. Geez, they ported Pages to HTLM5, but not Maps?!
So the thing that makes iMessage so great is that it is entirely invisible and requires no user input. If both ends have an iDevice and a data connection, iMessage just happens. That's how this should work as well. An option to turn this off is required, of course, but under normal circumstances it should "just happen".
Sorry, Seymore Cray beat them by a couple of decades. Google up images for the "CDC 8600". Even looks the same, if a little larger…  
I'm using an original Mac Pro. I go through a GPU about every 18 months. They overheat and die. I've had one FB-DIMM go on me, and I've added a SSD. The only worry on that list is the GPU. Do I really have to buy two of them? And do they really have to be these high-end versions? And when one of the blows, and they will, how am I going to replace it? Apple could barely get support for the Mac Pro in current revs and all it takes is a firmware flash. The chance of there...
Idea: Apple and MS get together and buy it.
  I'd say that it's high time for an AppleScript replacement, and that the obvious target is JS. Apple's spent considerable time and effort on JS performance as part of Safari (and WebKit generally) and it is now orders of magnitude faster than AS. Moreover, it's widely used, understood, and has all sorts of "learn to…" materials available.   As to file formats, not only is there the MacOS/iOS issue, but a lack of formats in general. Which is ironic, considering we had...
  Simplicity? Like the cut and paste style that doesn't, you know, cut and paste styles?   There's things I love about iWork, but there's so, soooo many problems too.
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