January 3, 2002

How I learned to stop worrying, and abandoned Mac OSX

Author: JT Smith

From The Register: "Why should the UI matter? And why does it matter so particularly to Apple

Well, satellite guru and erstwhile Kaleidoscope scheme author Lloyd Wood
summed it up pretty sweetly for us. (You might have recall Wood from his
celebrated demolition of Jon Katz).

The Mac had become nothing but a UI, he said, justifying his decision to abandon
the platform. Behind the perfect UI, what technology is there hangs together
thanks to string and chewing gum. And he's right. The technology behind MacOS
is truly awful and should have been put out to pasture by the early nineties. What
other modern OS goes into a coma when you linger over a menu for a moment too


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