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Friday, June 03, 2005

C|Net Bets On Intel

"Sources familiar with the situation" say so...the rest of the article is rehashed tidbits about who got mad at who when.

I still say no way and if I'm wrong John Gruber will eat a Daring Fireball shirt.


  • C|Net is a site devoted to posting stories that have so little journalistic merit that they make John Dvorak cringe.

    Its business plan must simply be to post material that gets OSS and Mac fans POed enough to visit and temporarily spike their network and ad stats.

    Of course they are wrong. That isn't the point. They invite readership through controversy. I made a concious decision to avoid reading them a long time ago and I look forward to the day when links to their articles disappear into that proverbial dustbin of history (mind you Google will still have a cache).

    By Zac, at 7:17 PM  

  • Funny, I thought that's what Andrew Orlowski at The Register was doing...

    By Patrick, at 9:18 PM  

  • I've spent the evening trying to have it both ways by (a) guessing what Apple might actually be doing with Intel that sparked this, and (b) guessing how Apple could handle a transition if they really *do* move the Mac to Intel. (Without destroying Mac as a platform, I mean.)

    My conclusion is that (b) isn't actually impossible, despite what everyone says. You just have to convince developers to build fat (PPC+x86) binaries until the end of time, and since Apple makes the developer tools, that can be done. Yes, there are details.

    As for (a), my funniest guess is "the Newton's back!" I don't have a most plausible guess.

    By Anonymous, at 9:39 PM  

  • Er, "Anonymous" is me. Sorry. Lynx-unfriendly page.
    --Andrew Plotkin (erkyrath .at. eblong .dot. com)

    By Andrew Plotkin, at 9:40 PM  

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