Apple Fetish

Steve Jobs 1955–2011

by Mike on 10/6/2011

in Apple Fetish

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow […]


A few years ago, I was concerned that Apple wanted to boil the planet’s oceans by including the ZFS file system in a future release of OS X. (I know that saying “ZFS file system” is like saying “ATM machine.” Not everyone knows what ZFS stands for; get over it.) Apple has apparently reversed that […]


So how come I never met this guy? He lives in Florida, is an FSU fan, a Mac user, and a Halo player. I’m sure we’d get along famously. My Orlando friends have some ‘splainin to do.


So I just went to the Apple Store to play with the demos. Some observations: As one who loves to surf the web from anywhere on my Treo, I could get seriously enamored with the slick it’s-the-real-internet of the iPhone. Wow. They’re flying off the shelves. This could be bigger than the iPod. Note to […]


ZFS. Sounds innocuous, doesn’t it? But when Daring Fireball reported that Apple’s OS X 10.5, code-named Leopard, would include support the new file system, I had to do some poking around. Turns out that this method of storing your computer files will bring about Armageddon. Don’t believe me? Just look: ZFS is a 128-bit file […]


I think running Windows on an Apple machine is tantamount to desecration. Andrew Kantor of USA Today thinks it’s a market-share opportunity for Microsoft. I use the word “thinks” very lightly: But the notion put forward by some Mac folks — that Boot Camp will improve the Mac’s position in the business and gaming marketplace […]


Oh, no. Tom’s MacBook Pro is a lemon, and the repair tools that shipped with it aren’t Intel-Book compatible. This has got to be a real bummer for Tom, since I know how much he was looking forward to Lysander’s arrival. Things like this are inevitable with such a major shift in the product line, […]


Apple periodically likes to pay lip service to the idea that some law firms use Macs instead of Windows-based systems. Their recent highlight of an Atlanta firm underscores why more attorneys have resisted switching: …the firm administrator at Gaslowitz Frankel (and Adam and Michael’s sister) collects attorneys’ billable hours and, without leaving her iMac G5, […]


How is it possible that someone like John Dvorak has been writing a nationally-published computer column for decades when he produces such totally indefensible intellectual fluff? Will Apple Adopt Windows? Bigger companies than Apple have dropped their proprietary OSs in favor of Windows—think IBM and OS/2. IBM also jumped on the Linux bandwagon over its […]