MacOS X-centric Tiny improvements, cool tricks, and time savers from Merlin Mann.
Just announced in Paris: the iMac G5. The whole computer’s inside the screen. Not sure if it’s for me, but a lot of people will love this.
from the past” department, Apple is working on bringing their handwriting recognition software to the Macintosh. The technology was used in Apple’s Newton, which, though a failure as a standalone product, featured excellent handwriting recognition. The important variable was memory: a desktop implementation should be pretty good on a fast G4 with lots of RAM. Cool.
the Making the Macintosh site last night via Aaron‘s site and was completely transfixed. And given the announcements today it seems especially apropos to make the link. My favourite part was the Product Introduction plan from 1983, which lays out the whole thing. Some of the expected criticisms discussed in that old document are still parroted by people today. Most of it just seems quaint.
of reinstalling my system software. It was running for days, weeks at a time doing some very heavy lifting. And then today my machine wouldn’t start up successfully.