Letters-General Questions Answered
different people, different platforms are the best. It's closely integrated
with how we view ourselves too. Windows is too closely associated with
corporations excluding the Macintosh platform as a form of corporate bigotry,
that I find it too offensive to use as a person. Linux does suffer from
a lack of apps for some kinds of people, notably Macintosh users. But
I have yet to hear that Linux is as bad as any other platform in it's
e-mail: I posted this in SlashDot, but it probably won't make it
to you, so I'll pose this to you personally. In your opinion, is there
room in the industry for another Apple, where a couple of guys get together,
start with nothing, and launch something amazing? Or has the industry
gotten too overgrown? One of my fascinations is technological history,
so I watched "Pirates" with baited breath (somewhat disappointed, however).
I have had countless daydreams about meeting one of the industry pioneers
- what I would say, what we'd talk about, the responses I'd get. If I
ever make it down to San Jose (I'm up in Spokane, WA), is that offer for
a cup of coffee still open? Thanks for your time, and God Bless.
may make it to me. I'm answering some selected slashdot questions tomorrow.
e-mail: I am a traditional country singer who grew up traveling
on the road with Merle Haggard. Legendary songwriter Hank Cochran is producing
my first CD now with Merle involved. We plan to make it REAL country.
a week ago I was listening to the only great radio show here (KSJC's "Lubbock
or Leave It" and one of the songs, that just made me cry with thoughts
of how lousy most of today's country music is, was an old Merle Haggert
one. It wasn't "Okie" but sounded similar. When I hear this sort of stuff
I just realize that I missed a lot of the music that would have been 'mine'.
e-mail: And Emmy Lou is a friend of mine! That is great that she
played at your wedding! Did you meet the Road Mangler, Phil Kaufman? He
was her road manager and has become quite a celebrity in his own right...
not good with remembering people or names and I don't try to get too friendly
with performers because I feel that I'm one of hundreds bugging them.
So I barely recall the name Phil but don't really know him.
e-mail: Charlie Daniels Jr is my best friend. He and Big Charlie
both are big Macintosh fanatics! I sent the link to your site to Charlie
yesterday when I found it. He is vacationing in Colorado and has his Powerbook
with him. He was going to pay you a visit.
e-mail: I knew that you guys (Apple) got the GUI from Xerox...
But why on earth would Jobs let Gates and Co. even get a look at the Mac
before it hit the streets? I mean, jeez... I understand why Xerox let
you guys see the technology.... The Xerox 'Brass' had no vision, but Jobs
wanted Microsoft to write some apps for the Macintosh.
e-mail: As far as personalities go... I know Steve was/is your
friend, but was he really as much of an A--hole as depicted in the movie.
You seemed to be one of a hand full of people to keep a cool head and
remain 'true-to-yourself' once the $$$ started rolling in.
Woz: Well, Steve pushes to get greatness. It turns a lot of people off and burns some out. I'm just too polite with people, shy actually, to behave this way. I decided when younger that the thing that was most important was having people like you.
e-mail: If possible I'd like to connect with you there at MacWorld
in SF...and bring you over to the Club Photo booth...they would be thrilled!
They are releasing the newest Mac version of the Living Album, (1st in
over 2 years) which we will be adding onto the LGX CD. I have been their
major Mac proponent....I am glad they stuck with the Mac platform! They
will be doing live uploads so we can publish any photos taken that day...
Let me know if this works for you? If you don't have lunch already booked,
I'd be honored to invite you for a bite...
will definitely catch the Club Photo booth. I think that it's clearly
time for this product to get better known. I looked in a catalog today
and didn't find it. Also, my wife had horrible time reducing some pictures
she took of our daughter's dog in order to email the pictures. PhotoShop
wasn't behaving and I'll have to find out why later. There's a real need
for people to start keeping and organizing their photo albums on HD.
e-mail: Currently I do not own a MAC. The main reason for that
is because I am a hardcore gaming enthusiast. I think that that might
change in the future and I am considering buying an iMac for my wife and
daughter. I work as a Network Administrator, primarily with WindowsNT.
Strangely enough, I do not advocate the use or purchase of Microsoft products.
I make a living solving problems with these products. Needless to say,
there is PLENTY of work to keep me busy. But on a personal level, (when
I am not playing computer games), I am working with Linux. If I do purchase
an iMac for my wife, I will dual boot it to Linux for my own use. I have
also seen BeOS in action on an iMac and was very impressed.
prides itself on keeping greater compatibility by strictly controlling
the hardware and OS and having less configurations to deal with. That
might go against Open source. I would certainly favor Open Source though.
I think that a lot of future OS 'improvers' would get educated this way.
Examining code and trying to understand it is a better way to learn than
from books. Associating the Macintosh with Linux would be the most positive
thing Apple could do to be accepted everywhere. But Linux is UNIX and
the underlying kernel of MacOS X will be MACH, which is also UNIX. It
just may not be as popular as Linux.
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