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(CNN)   New book celebrates 35 years of Apple design. How someone got an entire book out of "round off the edges" is anyone's guess   (cnn.com) divider line 7
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2013-12-02 08:33:04 PM  
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poot_rootbeer: Does Windows come with an ssh client yet

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Yes, it's called Powershell. Funny that you mention it.

/Platform agnostic
//Get paid no matter what machine they put in front of me.
2013-12-02 02:59:04 PM  
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Waldo Pepper: Honestly i never understood why most average folks didn't go for the mac.  for the average home user especially in the earlier days of home computing the mac is just so much easier to set up and use.


Price and software, with a lesser dollop of familiarity.

Macs have always been the expensive option. There's just not really been a time when a Mac of the equivalent spot in the lineup hasn't been a few hundred bucks more expensive. When a purchaser looks at the higher price tag and realizes "I'd be paying that much more to only be able to run a fraction of the programs that are out there for the IBM clone," the deal is pretty much done. Factor in the far greater penetration of DOS/Windows machines in the office, and those who would be interested in a home computer would have had some familiarity with the cheaper IBM clones that also have a larger library of software. Thus, the Mac doesn't really even seem to have a huge payoff in simplicity- they're already used to the complexity of the competition.
2013-12-02 01:48:52 PM  
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bingethinker: How Subby managed to tie his own shoes this morning is anyone's guess


Probably the same way Steve Jobs did.  Hit an unpaid intern and scream at them until they do it for you.
2013-12-02 12:19:52 PM  
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jaytkay: But the real feat was the hardware integration and software design  - Windows didn't even come close in usability until Windows 1995.

Networking was built into Macs. Sound was built in. Adding storage meant simply plugging in an external hard drive (or several).

None of those things were easy on a DOS machine. You had to figure out WHICH card to buy, dick around with IRQ settings (if you had an available IRQ) and install card-specific drivers.

Even buying a DOS printer wasn't simple. "Will this printer work with my Wordperfect?" "I dunno, better call the company and ask". Meanwhile, all Mac-compatible printers worked with all Mac software.


Apple MacIntosh.  The computer for people too stupid to figure out an IBM PC.
2013-12-02 11:34:56 AM  
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Abe Vigoda's Ghost: buttcat: dittybopper: Seems appropriate though:  All the books we bought for the littlebopper when he was a toddler had rounded off edges.

So apple products are designed to the users won't hurt themselves and get an ouchie?

I have yet to cut myself on my MacBook Pro, so I got that going for me.


Funny thing about the MacBook Pro: the one place it could really use a rounded edge (the bottom of the keyboard), it doesn't have one.
2013-12-02 10:05:03 AM  
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Actually it'd just be "steal everyone else's ideas." My Gameboy rounded off it's edges long before Apple tried stealing that.

Of course, Apple users need it terribly. They got foam on all their furniture corners to protect themselves.
2013-12-02 09:58:58 AM  
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