MacBook Pro: A Developer's Rant

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Date: Wednesday, January 11th, 2006, 22:00
Category: MacBook Pro

Unsanity, who brings us such OS X greats as WindowShade, FruitMenu and ShapeShifter has a blog entry about the new MacBook Pro (Lost in Transition: Overcane of Antflower Milk) . Rosyna takes Apple to task over some of the glaring omissions in the PowerBook successor that seem to have been glossed over in the halo-effect of Macworld. Even though I lobbied for a PowerBook name change a while ago, one of my favorite parts of the article is its criticism of the name “MacBook.”

Another change is, of course, the name. Which is horrible. It doesn’t roll off the tongue at all and is just too confusing. It actually sounds like some child created it. Well, some PC using child. It’s uninspired… The new name really sounds like a good name for Accounting software, not a machine.

Click through, this one is a great read…
Also worth a read is TUAW’s analysis of Unsanity’s analysis of the MBP.


Unsanity, who brings us such OS X greats as WindowShade, FruitMenu and ShapeShifter has a blog entry about the new MacBook Pro (Lost in Transition: Overcane of Antflower Milk) . Rosyna takes Apple to task over some of the glaring omissions in the PowerBook successor that seem to have been glossed over in the halo-effect of Macworld. Even though I lobbied for a PowerBook name change a while ago, one of my favorite parts of the article is its criticism of the name “MacBook.”

Another change is, of course, the name. Which is horrible. It doesn’t roll off the tongue at all and is just too confusing. It actually sounds like some child created it. Well, some PC using child. It’s uninspired… The new name really sounds like a good name for Accounting software, not a machine.

Click through, this one is a great read…
Also worth a read is TUAW’s analysis of Unsanity’s analysis of the MBP.

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One Response to “MacBook Pro: A Developer's Rant”

  1. I think we need to keep in mind that Apple often sets the trends which others such as Dell and HP follow (perhaps years later though).
    So we should embrace the lack of modem, PCMCIA slot and such and hang in there as we will live without it justl ike we do with the 3.5-inch drive!
    Nice that the power supply will be able to push more of a charge down the line to keep the MacBook going while charging the battery quicker.