Monday, October 30, 2006

Implications of Adobe’s Intel-Only Soundbooth

Scott Stevenson responds to Adobe’s John Nack:

I’m struck by John’s comments that the end of PowerPC-based Macs validates the idea that new apps can assume Intel. This isn’t what “newness” should buy you. It should be an opportunity to not repeat the mistakes of earlier software designs.

In simpler terms, the goal shouldn’t be to write an application that runs on both PowerPC and Intel, it should be to write an application that is not built around a single processor design.

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