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Blog article on state of independent Mac software

updated 07:50 pm EDT, Tue May 4, 2004

Independent Mac developers

DrunkenBlog has published a commentary on the state of independent development of Mac software. "As far as big, high-quality apps... , and those that are being released are from the usual suspects. Nothing much new. Isn't Cocoa a developer nirvana, and doesn't the 'power of Cocoa' allow one guy to do the work of 5?" The article puts some blame on Apple: "Apple historically hasn't had a good relationship with developers, and while I'd have to do more checking than its worth, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple has had the most cantankerous developer relation of any OS vender evar."

by MacNN Staff





  1. tonton

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Is this supposed to be a joke, making fun of Apple critics? Why does MacNN even publish this c***?

  1. defenestratrix

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Did this article ever end? I sprained my scrolling finger halfway through.

  1. stickyjohn

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Worst blog evar.


  1. LordJohnWhorfin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Did you bother reading?

    It's a pretty astute analysis of the situation. Deal with it.

  1. unother

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I was gonna post...

    ...but stickyjohn said it all.

  1. tedgrigg

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Sad but true ...

    I think this report is perceptive and generally on track.

    I am starting a new job next month and my employer is an advertising agency. Guess what, only the graphics people get to use Macs, and the rest of us are required to use PCs. What a drag. Trying to fight it is futile. But I guarantee you that when my new PC acts up due to a virus or instability -- and it will -- I will show no pity. I will break out my G4 17" PB and get some real work done while the company spends their time and dollars trying to repair my PC.

  1. Simon

    Joined: Dec 1969


    vender evar ???


    And may i ask, why they felt the need to post this illiterate's blog?

  1. smokem




    And the news is in!!!!! Mac users are scared lil weenies. Read it and comment on what is said, or be quiet. You just look lame and scared of whats in a mans blog.

  1. dave a

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Read the WHOLE THING

    This is an excellent analysis of a scary situation, not to be summed up in those two paragraphs. Read the whole thing, and THEN criticize the guy if you still can.

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