July 28th, 2000

There are lots of great articles, and some really bad ones, on the Internet. Though we link to all of them at MacOS News Around The Web, some of them deserve special mention here. Most of what we will mention within these pages will be among the best, but on occasion we will talk about articles that are so bad or so wrong we just have to say something. Consider them mini-editorials on our part about things we think you might also be interested in.

Best [12:00 PM] Macworld - iMovie Grows Up
Iill be the first to admit that I didnit really get the whole iMovie thing when it was first introduced. It was a consumer product, but only ran on one consumer level machine. Also, it requires a ridiculously expensive piece of hardware (A DV camcorder) to use it. Then I saw iMovie 2 at the keynote, and suddenly it made sense. We usually donit put product reviews in the B&W, but iMovie 2 is worth seeing. Our favorite quote from this piece:

iMovie has taken some tips from its older sibling, QuickTime Pro, and its features are moving in the right direction. Itis also clear that iMovie developers are paying attention to what users want.

Now if I could just afford a DV camcorder, I would be in good shape. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Worst [12:00 PM] Macinstein - Apple Bashing By Mac Sites
OK, our faithful Mac reader, this you make me ponder; when Apple messes up, or does something we disagree with, and we report it, why do you get so uptight? The Mac Observer, and many of the other Mac web sites, are not PR machines for Apple. And, despite what some may think, Apple makes mistakes. They do FAR more correct than they do wrong, and while it is our pleasure to report when things are going well, it is our duty to question Apple when things just donit quite make sense. Iim sorry, but that is how it is. This article is an example of somebody in the Macintosh press that simply does not get it. We are allowed to think that having a 500Mhz top of the line chip is too slow, or that the price point for the Cube is too high. If all you want is good news and a positive spin, bookmark the Apple web site and only go there everyday. However, if you want a perspective on the way things really are, then visit some of the other sites. Just donit knock them if they report things are not good when things really are not that good. Our favorite quote from the article:

I have been warring the misled Windows people and now feel like I am fighting an uphill battle with my own brethren. Is Intel releasing some gas into the air that paralyzes the mathematical part of people?s brains? How can Mac supporters be so blind to this? It?s always been this way.

The larger picture is clearly missed. Read for yourself and see. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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