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    Newsletter Issue #1032: Too Much Mac?

    March 14th, 2022

    It took several decades for Macs to catch up. I mean, you could type text quickly enough, even if you were a speedy typist. But it would often seem to take forever to save even a small word processing file. Dealing with multimedia files, rendering, converting or saving, sometimes meant long minutes — or hours […]


    Newsletter Issue #1009: The Big Sur Report: Better Late Than Never

    November 8th, 2020

    Before I get started, let me tell you about 2000, when I first installed a Public Beta of Mac OS X. The Aqua interface sure looked different, but as I wrote in one of my books on the new OS at the time, a Mac was still a Mac, and my normal workflow never changed, […]


    Are We Waiting for the End of the Mac?

    June 24th, 2016

    Some time before the acquisition sayf NeXT returned Steve Jobs to Apple in 1996, he was asked to comment on the state of the company. He mentioned something about milking the Mac for all its worth until it was time to move on the next great thing. I can’t cite the article so many years later, but […]


    Newsletter Issue #761: The Yosemite Report: A Mac is Still a Mac

    June 30th, 2014

    One of my long-time support clients sent me an email while the WWDC keynote was being streamed around the world. Her reaction to the first demonstration of OS X Yosemite? “Yuk!” To her, the Mac would no longer be a Mac, but some offshoot of an iPad, and she didn’t want any part of it. […]