A Completely Different Take on .Mac

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
You know, I never once used my iTools e-mail or my iDisk in the entire time I had them, and I signed up on the day they were announced.



So, you would think that i wouldn't care that the service is going to cost money from now on. And I don't.



But... now that it costs money, I'm actually going to start paying for it and start using it.



I think that now that it's a paid service, I'm actually attracted to it more.



Am I just weird?

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    telomartelomar Posts: 1,804member
    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Not sure but that's kinda amusing
  • Reply 2 of 8
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,278member
    [quote]Originally posted by pesi:

    <strong>You know, I never once used my iTools e-mail or my iDisk in the entire time I had them, and I signed up on the day they were announced.



    So, you would think that i wouldn't care that the service is going to cost money from now on. And I don't.



    But... now that it costs money, I'm actually going to start paying for it and start using it.



    I think that now that it's a paid service, I'm actually attracted to it more.



    Am I just weird?</strong><hr></blockquote>





    No Logical is more like it. You realize that by being a paying member Apple must work for your business. Free software does not usually offer this "attention"
  • Reply 3 of 8
    pesipesi Posts: 424member
    [quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:

    <strong>





    No Logical is more like it. You realize that by being a paying member Apple must work for your business. Free software does not usually offer this "attention"</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I was just thinking about it a bit and realized that... with iTools being free, I had no rights to bitch about anything. With .Mac, I have a right to demand certain standards.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    gorebuggorebug Posts: 52member
    kinda reminds me of when i was a kid of about 10 and our little dog had puppies (out of wedlock - the little slut).



    Anyways, my mom wouldn't let us give away the puppies for free, even though they were bastard muts. She explained that by charging a nominal price (eg $20) the purchaser would appreciate and value the puppy more.



    I guess i have to decide if .mac is a 5 puppy service? (update: 8 puppy, cdn dollar conversion)



    [ 07-20-2002: Message edited by: gorebug ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 8
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,278member
    It's a strange phenomenon.



    I've downloaded apps like Photoshop and other "warez" but never used them because I didn't have the memory of forking over hard earned money. Money is a motivator to learn apps that "free" software can't match.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    stroszekstroszek Posts: 801member
    [quote]Originally posted by pesi:

    <strong>With .Mac, I have a right to demand certain standards.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I agree, and speaking of certain standards, spell check for the email and the ability to bcc: would be nice.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    [quote]Originally posted by Stroszek:

    <strong>



    I agree, and speaking of certain standards, spell check for the email and the ability to bcc: would be nice.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    You can bcc: - go to webmail Preferences and click "add Bcc: header" And bcc: all you want.
  • Reply 8 of 8
    qczborqczbor Posts: 1member
    [quote]Originally posted by pesi:

    <strong>

    With .Mac, I have a right to demand certain standards.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I use iTools, and I am willing to pay for .Mac, but I would like to be able to use my own codepage (which is Central European or ISO Latin 2) in my e-mail and iCards as well. For us, in Poland, the $100 a year would be justified if such functionality was available.



    Still, I think that every new Mac sold should have at least 6 months of full .Mac bundled with it.
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