This was a significant week in Apple's history. In the past, Apple's well tuned marketing engine worked just as well, but the Mac faithful just weren't present in sufficient numbers to jar the Applesphere.
From time to time, we all change browsers. It's either to experiment with something new or flee from something distasteful. This week I fled from Safari. It's because I visit hundreds of Websites and their links everyday.
This week, there was some discussion of what might be Apple's name for the next version of Mac OS X, 10.6. According to one writer who investigated last year, trademark filings show that Apple has only two names left: Lynx and Cougar.
I think it's time for Apple to give up on the idea of mystery updates. By that I mean updates that tell the user nothing or almost nothing about what's changed, what impact it might have, and why the user should install the update.
[23:15 UTC] On Tuesday, Steve Jobs mentioned some possible candidates to become his successor. Two were Apple COO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer. These recommendations to the board say a lot about Apple's future.
My wife uses Linux, Java, Perl, and C++ at work. Recently, she wanted to get a new PC with Fedora 8 so that she could do work and research at home on a fast system. Her old custom built PC was aging and is really only suitable for interface testing.