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I still get excited. The words Jobs used, as quoted above, are perfect. But you really have to watch it, to listen to his voice, to feel his conviction. He knew then what we all know now: This was the keynote we had all been waiting for.
This was the reason why people lined up overnight for Apple keynotes — in the hopes of an announcement like this one. The home run of all home runs. With hindsight, though, I think even Jobs himself underestimated what the iPhone was. The iPhone never would have happened without each of them.
The iPhone changed the world.
There is no way to overstate it. I can recall sitting in the hall at Moscone West, watching the keynote unfold, 90 percent excited as hell, 10 percent concerned that I was losing my goddamn mind. For nearly six interminable months we waited.
It has obviated portable music players, audio recorders, paper maps, GPS devices, flashlights, walkie-talkies, music radio with streaming musictalk radio with podcastsand more. Social media is mobile-first, and in some cases mobile-only. More people read Daring Fireball on iPhones than on desktop computers.
I disagree, strongly, with one aspect of this: It looked and worked like Word for Windows. Google Docs on Chrome is an un-Mac-like word processor running inside an ever-more-un-Mac-like web browser. What the Mac market flatly rejected as un-Mac-like in was better than what the Mac market tolerates, seemingly happily, today.
Software no longer needs to be Mac-like to succeed on the Mac today. Even Apple, of all companies, is shipping Mac apps with glaring un-Mac-like problems. The only way to scroll is with a mouse or trackpad.
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In an app from Apple, used by nearly everyone. The Mojave App Store app must be doing something very strange for these keys not to work. And that is ominous.
Things like this are canaries in the coal mine regarding the state of the Mac.
The new App Store app on Mojave certainly looks better. But developers at Apple, of all companies, should know that design is how it works. Select an alias or symlink and this command will reveal the original file.
These seem to be invisible menu items in the Edit menu? Then a man named Yul Kwon came to the rescue saying that the growth team had come up with a solution! Facebook could suck more data from users without scaring them by telling them it was doing it!
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I know because I profiled himin a piece that happened to come out the same day as this email was sent. The Facebook executives who approved this ought to be going to jail.
Facebook is to privacy what Enron was to accounting. We will move to a Chromium-compatible web platform for Microsoft Edge on the desktop. Our intent is to align the Microsoft Edge web platform simultaneously a with web standards and b with other Chromium-based browsers. This will deliver improved compatibility for everyone and create a simpler test-matrix for web developers. This is really rather stunning news, especially when you think back to the browser war in the s.
Sad to see Microsoft throw in the towel on their own browser rendering engine.
We need a strong, diverse set of browsers. On the other hand, they plan to bring Edge to MacOS: Microsoft Edge will now be delivered and updated for all supported versions of Windows and on a more frequent cadence.
We also expect this work to enable us to bring Microsoft Edge to other platforms like macOS. Rubbery enough that it feels nice and grippy without being too grippy — it slides in and out of a jeans pocket easier than an Apple silicone case.