by Mark Boudreau
Wed 17 Jul 2002 14:01:38
Here's the keynote itemization over at MacSlash.
Mark Boudreau - Wed 17 Jul 2002 14:02:38
All I've wanted for the past 7 months has been a 20 gig iPod. Now, I really need to do some soul searching to decide whether it's worth 500 dollars to me.
I won't bitch about the 129 dollar bug fix or the .Mac bait and switch. A lot of that stuff sounds pretty nifty though.
anders pearson - Wed 17 Jul 2002 14:03:38
i'm a little confused as to how/why they would name a new app iCal. there's already been a very widespread open source calendar app called ical. the unix version has been around for at least 10 years and was quite popular. even to the point of forming the basis for a calendar and date format internet standard that is used by pretty much everyone now (including Outlook, palm pilots, my cellphone, etc). i'd be surprised if their 'iCal' app doesn't also use the 'iCal' format for sending dates and appointments around.
i guess it probably won't confuse most mac users, but those of us who already have a meaning associated with 'iCal' in our brains get screwed. not to mention how pissed the original iCal developers must be that Apple has just stolen their name. if i wrote my own OS and released it with the name 'MacOS X', you can be sure that i'd be contacted by Apple's lawyers pretty quickly.
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