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anonymous:
Mac is dead. RIP Mac. :(

>Ousting of @MACAUTOMATION means @Apple finally defined itself as a fashion company selling dumbed-down shiny toys for rich kids #salsoghoian

3:22 am — Thursday, 17 November 2016
anonymous:
Gruber, what will it take for you to realize that Apple is in total disarray and Tim Cook has to go if the Mac is to be saved?
3:28 am — Thursday, 17 November 2016
anonymous:
I get there are assholes always looking for an excuse to kick Apple and it's defenders. And I get you have been... "less than objective" in covering Apple lately.

But many of us have an [unhealthy] attachment to Apple and are aghast at the direction it's taken over the last few years.

Our criticism are rooted in our deep commitment to core Apple values, values that Apple is abandoning at an alarming pace.

You've been here before. The dark days of the early 90s. Asset your independence and help keep us from returning. You have a voice; we don't.
3:31 am — Thursday, 17 November 2016
Tim Cooked:
Team: New plan!. Let's give Mac users dongles instead of automation. Nobody will notice.
bes, Tim
3:47 am — Thursday, 17 November 2016
Donald Clinton:
>Tim Cook has to go

Sadly, in light of developments like this, you are beginning to convince me.
8:32 am — Thursday, 17 November 2016
anonymous:
This is really really bad news. Not just because it shows they don't care about automation anymore, but they also don't want people like Sal around anymore.

At Tim Cook's Apple, there is no more "here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in square holes..."

It's always been a political environment where you had to kiss arse, but these days to survive at Apple you need to be an MBA or a business analyst or an accountant. Knowing the numbers counts more than knowing the tech/product/users.
I really fear for Apple's future.
8:47 am — Thursday, 17 November 2016
knowitall:
"At Tim Cook's Apple, there is no more "here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in square holes..."

yeah, apple automation services that hardly anyone uses is really a rebelious new technology...

Think about it this way. If your having to write a script to do some tedious activity maybe the OS is actually doing things wrong. Scripting like this is a sign that things arent designed well rather than the opposite. They are band aids.
10:55 am — Thursday, 17 November 2016
Kanton:
The only product I would be interested in Tim Cook making would be a coat made out of his own skin.
11:58 am — Thursday, 17 November 2016
ass:
Shouldn't the headline read "SAL SOGHOIAN FIRED FROM APPLE"?
2:01 pm — Thursday, 17 November 2016
jimothy:
> At Tim Cook's Apple, there is no more "here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in square holes..."

Not true at all! In fact, they sell a dongle for putting round pegs in square holes.
3:14 pm — Thursday, 17 November 2016
anonymous:
I am a long time Apple user, "professional" user, developer, etc. I've never touched Automator, haven't used AppleScript since the 90's, or any of the other GUI-layer 'automation' functionality.

If they get rid of the command line interface I'd be pissed, but somehow I think that probably falls under a different PM's purvey.
4:16 pm — Thursday, 17 November 2016
Sebby:
> If your having to write a script to do some tedious activity maybe the OS is actually doing things wrong.

Maybe, but it could also just be a sign that performing actions in a series of related applications, over and over again, in order to achieve some routine task, cannot simply be reduced to the clicking/tapping of a few buttons, or that the power of a general-purpose computer comes as much from its flexibility as from its ease of use, for which a certain level of skill is inevitably required of the user.

And anyway, Automator would be affected too. And you should watch [this](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WEcBztO4lk) if you think that can't be very useful, all by itself.
5:33 pm — Thursday, 17 November 2016
anonymous:
AppleScript is still a thing? Who knew.
8:08 pm — Thursday, 17 November 2016
anonymous:
> Think about it this way. If your having to write a script to do some tedious activity maybe the OS is actually doing things wrong.

that's fucking stupid. the OS isn't going to account for every single corner case out there. giving people the tools to customize it to their own use case is a good thing.
9:17 pm — Thursday, 17 November 2016
Tim Bake:
>If your having to write a script to do some tedious activity maybe the OS is actually doing things wrong

Yeah, and the "sweet solution" should be good enough, too, under the premise that "if you're having to write an application to do some tedious activity maybe the OS is actually doing things wrong."

Moron.
8:34 am — Friday, 18 November 2016
Going Going Gone!:
Scripts are great
Scripts are fun
Scripts are so you can get things done

Run them every day
In an automated way
And your mindless drudgery goes
Away
12:48 am — Saturday, 19 November 2016
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