Archive for January 10, 2003

Friday, January 10, 2003

Cringely on Macworld Expo

Robert X. Cringely gets a lot right. He knows his history and questions Apple’s recent desire not to rely on outside software developers. (Reducing dependence on Microsoft and encroaching on third-party Mac developers are quite different things. The former is good; the latter could be disastrous.) However, I think he’s absolutely wrong that Internet Explorer and PowerPoint are harder for Apple to replace than Word and Excel. I’m not even convinced that Keynote will interoperate well with PowerPoint.