Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pixel Perfect

John Gruber:

I’ve been staring at a variation of that cursor since the 1980s. Perfectly vertical on the left, stair-stepped at precisely 45° on the right. Now, though, on this machine, it’s a perfect arrow, as perfectly un-jaggedly straight on the diagonal as it is on the vertical.

I think this is one of those cases where the technology was inevitable, but Apple getting behind Retina displays will really speed up their adoption. As Gruber says, you kind of have to see it to believe it. I hope that my external display holds up, but I don’t want to buy a new one that’s non-Retina.

Incidentally, Daring Fireball has now been a top-quality site for ten years. Congratulations. That’s about as long as I’ve been following other Mac writers and developers via RSS and writing my own blog. I hope that we’ll all be around in another ten.

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"Incidentally, Daring Fireball has now been a top-quality site for ten years. Congratulations."

A bit too much of a Dogmatic Propaganda Site for my particular tastes, but he certainly does the Dogmatic Propaganda Site thing better than anyone else in tech-land these days.

I think of him in the same way I think of Matt Drudge, Rachel Maddow, or Rupert Murdoch. Which is something. High up in my RSS feed in order to get the distilled Party Line...

Yowza. Gruber nets half a million a year for doing his Pravda schtick. Who'da thunk it?

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