Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Fri Oct 7 07:22:29 PDT 2011

NeXT rocked.  Apple was crap until OSX and the iphone 3+ then it rocked 
too.   The only downside is the cost of the hardware.  I wish they'd 
open up OSX to install on anything.   Oh, and the other downside?  A 
deluded mass culture who thinks they are more computer savvy and more 
secure than everyone else just because they spent more on a computer.

That's Job's magic, the jedi mind trick that people truly believe they 
are smarter by using a Mac.  It's just a tool.  Like any other it has 
it's applicability and inappropriateness.


On 10/7/2011 6:44 AM, Lewis Shadoff wrote:
> In about 1994 I purchased my first computer, a first gen PowerPC.  At
> that time there were Apple clone computers (licensed to use the
> operating system) on the market which we used to operate and analyze
> data from some scientific instrumentation (mass spectrometers).
> When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in, IIRC,1995, he breached all the
> contracts with clone manufacturers sending some into bankruptcy.  I
> swore then that I wold never buy an Apple product as long as he worked
> for Apple.  Later, I felt justified when a new generation of Apple
> computers was incompatible with peripherals from earlier models.
> If my memory is faulty, please correct me.
> Lewis Shadoff
> Lake Jackson, TX
> On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 6:35 AM, Karl Hakkarainen<kh at queenlake.com>  wrote:
>> "Steve Jobs, the pioneer of the computer as a jail made cool, designed
>> to sever fools from their freedom, has died.
>> As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington said of the corrupt former Mayor
>> Daley, "I'm not glad he's dead, but I'm glad he's gone." Nobody
>> deserves to have to die - not Jobs, not Mr. Bill, not even people
>> guilty of bigger evils than theirs. But we all deserve the end of
>> Jobs' malign influence on people's computing.
>> Unfortunately, that influence continues despite his absence. We can
>> only hope his successors, as they attempt to carry on his legacy, will
>> be less effective."[1]
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