Archive for February 8, 2003

Saturday, February 8, 2003

Optimizing PNG Files

Mark Pilgrim posted a LazyWeb request and got back some good responses.

Being Better

John Gruber:

The only way to see the Mac as unsuccessful is to compare it to Windows on Microsoft’s terms—market share and raw profit. And that’s exactly how analysts and the PC press cover the Mac.
There is a difference between when Apple steps on the toes of cross-platform developers like Opera and Netscape, and when they do it to Mac-only developers like Karelia. Watson is exactly the sort of third-party software Apple needs for the Mac: original, useful, fun, and only for the Mac. Opera is exactly what Apple doesn’t need: exactly like the Windows version, but six months behind.

That and Microsoft was right: the operating system should include a browser. WebKit will be huge for Mac developers.


Morbus Iff:

But I do want my hierarchy. I love my hierarchy. I like the way my brain thinks, and I like mapping it onto my filesystem. I think I’ve used Sherlock/built-in Find once or twice the whole time I’ve been using OS X—I know where my files are, and if you take that away from me, I’ll be a poorer user.