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Re: Newbie



The Mac was a good machine, ahead of the market, with lots
of fans, but the hard facts remain.  It is history. Apple
nearly failed because of it. Enthusiastic supporters alone
can not keep the Mac alive for long. Neither can a nifty
plastic case.
Software & hardware suppliers do not like to support
platforms with a tiny
market share. It is unprofitable, and unfortunately, a dead
end.

Of course things could change. Apple could pull a rabbit out
of the hat.
I wish that they would. It would enliven things a bunch.

Personally, I do not much like Microsofts stuff. It is all
flash
with little substance. The Apple Mac was easier to use.

Art

-----Original Message-----
From: Darryl Baird <dbaird@FLINT.UMICH.EDU>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
<BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Date: Tuesday, February 29, 2000 1:11 AM
Subject: Re: Newbie


>> Most companies and individuals have abandoned the Mac
>> and gone on to compatible PC's.  The Mac remains
>> incompatible with the newest software solutions, a self
inflicted stab in
>> their big ego.
>> Art
>>
>
>Art, what are you smoking? The Macintosh is more robust,
alive, and
>thriving than in many years. We're (U of M) buying new Macs
by the
>boatload. The new ibook is delivery the promise of wireless
internet
>connection & printing and (I predict) will become a
dominant player in
>mobile education. As far as software solutions, I run
Photoshop,
>Illustrator, Freehand, Quark Xpress, Pagemaker, InDesign,
and virtually
>any other graphics program worth a spit. I also have a bevy
of Microsoft
>software that handles any business needs. Who needs more?
>
>Latest market share of the Macs have grow in the
entertainment, music,
>and graphics arena. The are the dominant player in these
industries. I
>have the study if you're interested.
>
>BTW, brilliant computer makers have big egos, not the
computers.
>
>--
>Darryl Baird
>Assistant Professor of Art
>Photography & Graphic Design
>University of Michigan-Flint
>
>
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