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    Newsletter Issue #1040 — A Tale Somewhat About the Missing Apple Silicon Mac Pro

    December 27th, 2022

    In the old days, I had to own the fastest Mac, at least after I got my first writing gig about Macs and Mac software. It wasn’t that I was so flush with cash, but it was a business expense, hence deductible on my tax returns. So it was with great pleasure that I upgraded […]

    Focusing on Silliness

    April 8th, 2016

    There are lame theories about how Apple updates its products. A frequently voiced cultural meme is that Apple often upends the tech industry by dint of a brand new product that takes things in a new direction. Year after year, or close to that, amazing technologies emerge from some magic place. You’ll see shortly how misleading this […]

    QuarkXPress Still Going Strong

    June 24th, 2015

    As some of you know, I came to the Mac via prepress. By night, I labored as a freelance writer, and by day, and sometimes into the evening, I worked as a typographer in New York City. While the jobs changed, for some curious reason, I always found employment within a few blocks of an […]

    A Watershed for Macs in the Enterprise

    October 28th, 2011

    In yesterday’s column, I briefly mentioned a CNN Money story, citing a report from Forrester Research entitled, “”People are Bringing Macs to Work — It’s Time to Repeal Prohibition.” The title says it all, that more and more people want to use Apple gear at their office, that some are doing it unofficially, relying on outside […]