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Mac Pro Is Dead:
ALRIGHT BOYS, TIME TO SHIT ON GURMAN
8:56 pm — Saturday, 23 December 2017
Mac Pro Is Dead:
> Now try this: double-click and hold on an image in Photos, then drag. (That is to say, double-click on an image but don’t let go of the button on the second click.) In Photos for Mac, this initiates a drag. That’s nuts. Double-click, hold, and drag is how you create a selected range of multiple items in a list — the item you double-click on is the first item in the selection, and the ones you drag over are added to the selection. In a non-list view (like icon view in Finder), double-click-and-drag does nothing.

What? Try this on the Desktop. Works exactly like Photos.
8:59 pm — Saturday, 23 December 2017
anonymous:
"Mark Gurman? I barely give him any thought."

Two and a half thousand words later...
9:00 pm — Saturday, 23 December 2017
KK:
(author of [EagleFiler] and [SpamSieve]) [has similar concerns][mjy]

Author of Markdown here.

Only Gurman could get Gruber to actually do his job this close to the new year.
9:39 pm — Saturday, 23 December 2017
anonymous:
Grubers throbbing obsession-boner with Gurman is getting harder every day.
9:47 pm — Saturday, 23 December 2017
JonathanJK:
Gurman, since his moved has been kneecapped and anything he wants to write with nuance is disregarded for sensational headlines.

If Gurman was bother he'd quit, not sure why John is holding him to a standard.
11:47 pm — Saturday, 23 December 2017
ano:
Yo, this is a good post from Gruber and I am generally with him ideologically on his activism for the Mac as a platform here.

Feeling more and more that these are desperate pleas and it is doomed to a slow death however
3:00 am — Sunday, 24 December 2017
anonymous:
I read the first few thousand words and there didn't seem to be a point. Did he eventually arrive at one?
3:59 am — Sunday, 24 December 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
Not a bad post from Grubs. Not bad at all.
12:09 am — Monday, 25 December 2017
Ero:
I made the mistake of importing my stuff in to Apple Photos.

My file system based tree of years and events was more robust and reliable than this farce of a program. When it's not crashing or causing grief with it's UI, it's not opening on a standard NAS.
3:33 am — Tuesday, 26 December 2017
anonymous:
I finally read through this word salad post from Gruber and one thing is crystal clear.

Gruber is at least consistent. From 2009:

https://daringfireball.net/2009/11/iphone_web_apps_alternative

What he is too stubborn to realize is that lock-in per platform is old school thinking and user hostile.

Most Mac users use others software that they can use on any computer.

Users want to take their data and services from one device to another no matter who makes the hardware or software.

>“One user experience” is neither possible nor desirable.

Speak for yourself there Gruber. Lots of people want that one user experience. The same experience across every device they use from phone to tablet to desktop. That is what most people want. Most people want seamless photos, email, social, text, video chat, etc.

Device specific software and hardware is not what most people really want or need.

>It’s developer news, not user news.

Indeed it's developer news. But developers only exist if there are users. Users who want universal ease of use across devices and platforms.

Developers should be able to figure it out for the majority of users.

Without the majority of users, developers don't have a job. Without decent developers, users have shitty products.

According to Gruber the best thing to do is spend money on fonts that no user gives a flying fuck about.

All of that font time and money could have been spent on making a useful note taking app that worked universally and synced across all platforms, browsers and devices.

Sometimes "good enough" is absolutely good enough. Especially when it "just works" for what most users want and need. Which Vesper was not and is proof that Gruber is both consistent and out of touch.
4:21 am — Tuesday, 26 December 2017
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