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    Newsletter Issue #1031: Apple and the Money Machine Journey

    January 30th, 2022

    When I first began using a Mac in the 1980s, I didn’t look at the company as a potential money machine. For well over a decade, my decision was often attacked by PC-using critics. They told me there wasn’t any useful software for a Mac, at the same time I was generating content with Adobe […]

    What if You Didn’t Own Software Licenses?

    May 7th, 2013

    As you know, when you buy an app, you don’t actually own it. You own the license to use it for as long as you like. And that can be a pretty long time, although new computers and new operating systems may make it impossible to use. So if you have Word 5.1a, released in […]

    Confirmed! Adobe Flash on Life Support

    November 10th, 2011

    When Steve Jobs posted a letter last year blasting Flash as being unreliable, slow, buggy, a battery life killer, and a known malware target, among other things, Adobe cried foul. They complained loudly, got plenty of favorable press, but could never prove Jobs wrong. When I presented a challenge to Adobe in these columns, that […]

    Newsletter Issue #567: Microsoft/Adobe? Spare Me

    October 11th, 2010

    At one time it was fair to say that Adobe and Microsoft were enemies, rivals in some product categories, such as Web apps. So we had Adobe Flash competing against Microsoft Silverlight, and may the worst product please disappear. At one time, in fact, Microsoft tried to develop a suite of graphics apps to compete […]