Warp Core: July 25, 1999 - The Moppets Take Manhattan

3:15 PM, Mar. 30th, 2010 · · The Flashback Files

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It was July, 1999 and I had just attended my first Macworld New York as a speaker along with Duane Straub from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. And I was a newbie gawker. Here’s the report I wrote back then — with my first reactions to Manhattan as a Colorado kid.

MacOpinion: June 14, 1998 - Dear Mac, I Know What You Did…

3:34 PM, Mar. 22nd, 2010 · · The Flashback Files

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It was 1998, and our Macs were getting fairly powerful. The PowerMac 8500 on my desk had about the same power as my Silicon Graphics “Indy” UNIX workstation at work. Meanwhile, I had long since migrated away from modems to ISDN, and the speed at which the Mac could spill its guts to a stranger in Brazil was becoming alarming. Here’s how I described the situation in my column: Utopia Planitia.

MacOpinion: October 5, 1999 - Apple’s Abuse of Power [UPDATED]

2:22 PM, Mar. 15th, 2010 · · The Flashback Files

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Apple was in the process of 1) crushing a 16 year old Canadian boy and his family over a Domain Name dispute, 2) hiding code in a recommended G3 ROM update that took control of the Mac away from the customer. Here’s how I called it at Macopinion.com in October, 1999.