Re: [NTLK] The OQO should have been the new Newton?

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Thu Jun 06 2002 - 17:23:41 EDT

On 06/06/02 17:01, "Robert Benschop" <> wrote:

> on 06-06-2002 9:06, Jon Glass at wrote:
>> With X, Apple abandoned every core philosophy _behind_ the OS. Tell me that
>> OS
>> X is any simpler than XP. It isn't. In fact, in many ways, XP is more like
>> the
>> Classic Mac OS than X is.
> Actually, I thought the same as you until I spoke with parents of a friend
> that 'met' OS X and 9 simultaneously and preferred OS X because they had
> much less trouble understanding it all and getting it to work.
> Now this is a mystery to me as well, but maybe we have just a hard time
> because we're so used to the classic Mac OS...

I think you pretty much resume briefly what is happening. Those that have
the hardest time to convert are long time Macintosh users. When I first
started working on NeXTSTEP, back in 1992, I was missing a lot from the Mac
OS. After a while, I came to get used to it and started to appreciate its
elegance, power and stability. Imagine how I was when Apple back in 1997 (or
1998?) did announce that they were buying NeXT! Well, the result was not
really what I was expecting, but I love OS X. I can crank a little
application in no time. The developer tools are way more advanced than
anything I've seen in my career.


Laurent Daudelin              Developer, Multifamily, ESO, Fannie Mae             Washington, DC, USA
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