Service: Paul Thurrot
Return: Roughly Drafted
Point: Who gives a shit?
They both make valid points and they don’t have to contradict each other, even if they choose to.
The best point Paul makes: 10.1 to 10.5’s point releases have been way over exaggerated and grossly overpriced. On the flip side, if people are willing to pay for it, more power to them. Search? Been in applications since we started using the term “applications” instead of “programs” so again: who cares?! Time Machine has an innovative UI that looks really cool, but it’s only exposing features that have been in Windows for a while. It’s shadowing rather than backup, but still: who cares? The real question should be, “is the innovative Time Machine UI usable?” and we can’t know that until we try it. It’s like gaming… you can have a kick ass graphical engine but if the game play sucks, the game sucks.
The only thing that stood out from either write up and the keynote itself is why on Earth did Jobs spend all that time talking about Vista if Apple really “doesn’t care about it”? I think it would have been more impressive and effective to have just ignored the obvious rather than bringing it up all the time…
Just my take on it, mind – obviously it did something right because we’re still talking about it!