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    Newsletter Issue #1051 — So Has Apple Lost It?

    February 26th, 2024

    When I first started to use Macs in the late 1980s, I was the oddball. Most users of personal computers worked on traditional, text-based PCs, such as the ones from IBM. When I visited a computer store — yes there were many of those — to buy apps for my Mac, the clerks often gave […]


    Newsletter Issue #1046 — Mac Improvements: Do They Make Sense for Regular People?

    December 5th, 2023

    I’ve been following the goings on at Apple Inc. since the 1980s. In those days, I was the eccentric among owners of personal computers (and perhaps I still am). So when I went to a software store (remember them?) and asked about software for my Mac, I was presented with a dismissive look, though an […]


    Newsletter Issue #1033: Will Tim Cook Tear Down this Wall?

    March 27th, 2022

    Followers of history might remember the historic words spoken by President Ronald Reagan during a speech he delivered in Germany in 1987, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Now it doesn’t matter your political persuasion. Those six words remain highlights to convey a heartfelt message about a country’s freedom. But the concept of a wall […]


    Newsletter Issue #1031: Apple and the Money Machine Journey

    January 30th, 2022

    When I first began using a Mac in the 1980s, I didn’t look at the company as a potential money machine. For well over a decade, my decision was often attacked by PC-using critics. They told me there wasn’t any useful software for a Mac, at the same time I was generating content with Adobe […]