Re: Thinking about Apple some more.

I Find Karma (
Thu, 22 May 97 17:43:09 PDT

[Tim Byars responded to my post within seconds....]

> I Find Karma at 4:18 PM -0800 on 5/22/97, came up with this:
> *
> * OpenDoc never caught on, so it was ditched in favor of
> * integrating Java into the Mac OS.
> Not really. As has been pointed out here, theOpenDoc consortium fell
> apart and Apple was left holding the bag.

And decided to pass the hot potato rather than try to figure out what to
do with it?

> * Cyberdog was killed because it's based on OpenDoc.
> No not really again. How was Apple going to make mondy off it's
> browser? Not even Ms can make money off a browser.

Yeah, I can buy this argument.

> * Copland was killed because Rhapsody wants to take its cues from NeXT.
> Copland was killed because:
> 1) It was totally ill concieved, based not on performance but on apperance.
> 2) After 2 years and $1billion they didn't even have a control panel to ship.

Geez. They should give a billion dollars to us. I'm sure we could give
them a control panel for that price.

> * And pushing the Newton away allows Apple to focus its efforts
> * completely on Rhapsody, so they can be a world class Internet
> * and intranet enterprise provider.
> Newton away from Apple is the best thing for Newton. Look at Claris.

I see your point.

> * I think.
> I think you think too much.

Prolly right. Thank goodness I'm not the one making decisions that will
affect Apple's future!

> * No one says Hey Dude with the gusto and verve that Tim does.
> * -- Rohit Khare
> Thanks Rohit!

Don't mention it.

> Nobody really cared if Apple tanked it,
> but now if Apple tanks it, it also tanks NeXT,
> and we're going to do everything in our power
> to make sure that doesn't happen. ... anonymous NeXT employee

Make it so.


Must you blindly ape everything PJ O'Rourke does?
-- Rohit Khare