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    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 […]

    The Apple Media Event Report: The Speculation Rolls In

    September 2nd, 2009

    I have to admit that I was not surprised but rather pleased that Apple scheduled their special press event for September 9th. But it has nothing to do with the agenda, or the impact of the new products. Instead, it’s the simple fact that I was born on September 9th, and, no, I won’t mention […]

    Newsletter #488 Preview: Microsoft’s Unfortunate Attempts at Online Marketing

    April 5th, 2009

    Fourteen years ago, when Microsoft unleashed Windows 95 upon the world and cemented its position as the developer of the number one PC operating system on the planet, they presented a set of smart TV ads featuring The Rolling Stones. But that was then and this is now, and things haven’t gone so well for […]

    Can Microsoft Be Saved?

    June 2nd, 2008

    All right, I recognize that the title of this article is apt to inspire a number of strange responses. After all, Microsoft is still laughing all the way to the bank, with great profits and rising sales. However, there have been troubling signs for a number of years now, although the forces of inertia just […]