June 7, 2005

Conformity is good for business and bad for the soul

John Siracusa over at the excellent Ars Technica has said it much better than I could have. In his piece describing how he feels about the Macintosh switching to Intel chips, he notes:

Yes, Apple is assured a steady stream of competitive CPUs as long as Windows
targets the same ISA, but at a cost. Apple's CPUs may no longer be slower than
the competition, but they also give up any hope of being faster.

That, in a nutshell, is why this is a dark day for Apple. It's yet another 
little thing that Macs used to do, if not always better, then at least 
differently than Windows PCs. Macs are now slightly less special.
It's a good piece, and I recommend it highly.

Posted by jbz at June 7, 2005 6:02 PM | TrackBack

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