Fri 24 Jun 2005
Singapore Map Plug-In for Address Book - works on Tiger
Category : Technology/addressBookMapPluginTiger.txt
I've finally found the time to fix this. The Address Book Map Plug-In works again for Tiger. And thanks to Ashwin Kumar's code snippet, it should continue to work on Panther.
You can download a Tiger-compatible installer for the plug-in from here. There's a short write-up on how to use it, here.
Category : Commentary/PerfectEnough.txt
We know that Mac users love their Macs, while PC users... Well, how much do PC users care about the PC? Perhaps, this is in direct proportion (and response) to the care that had gone into building it.
I've finished reading "Perfect Enough - Carly Fiorina and the Reinvention of Hewlett-Packard" but there's this part I'd like to quote. It's the part where the McKinsey experts (!) were taking the HP directors through the merits buying Compaq :
You see those shiny HP and Compaq laptops in the computer superstores. Not a scrap of soul in them. They weren't built primarily to be used by people. They were built "to post a slim profit".
Windows is "open" and Unix is proprietary. Why are big corporate guys so smart? DEC, Tandem, Compaq, even the IBM PC - they're all gone. And we're still using Macs. For whom does the death knell toll?