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    Newsletter Issue #1039 — Microsoft Outlook for Mac: Why I Still Can’t Get Into It

    December 17th, 2022

    As is usual for me, this is a long story, and it’ll take a little while for me to get to the point. So, n the days of the Classic Mac OS, which seems a century ago (and more or less it was), I used Claris Emailer as my email client of choice. It was […]

    Newsletter Issue #974: Apple, Inc.: No Longer the Crazy One

    July 16th, 2019

    First some history: After using a Mac for several years at the office, I installed my first home system in 1989; yes 30 years ago. And boy was it expensive! The price tag came to over $14,000, which adds up to over $28,000 in 2019 dollars. In other words, in the neighborhood of a well-equipped […]

    Apple and Beats — Making Music Together?

    May 29th, 2014

    So after a couple of weeks of on-again and of-again rumors that Apple was acquiring Beats Electronics, a maker of boutique headphones, the transaction has been officially announced. The figures mentioned a $3.2 billion purchase price, but new reports appeared the day ahead of the announcement that Apple had knocked down the final price to $3 billion. The […]

    Newsletter #458 Preview: Twenty-Four Years Using Macs

    September 7th, 2008

    In 1984, I was working in a prepress plant, laboring over traditional cold (or photo-based) typesetting equipment. Instead of looking at a true representation of the printed page, the video display presented text and formatting commands. Yes, with a little practice, you could visualize the end result, more or less. However, these particular devices simply […]