Re: Mac Doom

Subject: Re: Mac Doom
From: David Eric Dahl <ddahl -at- HARP -dot- AIX -dot- CALPOLY -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 1995 14:03:43 -0700

As a former Mac guy, I know that Macs had a huge
head start in numerous areas, especially high-end
publishing and multi-media.

However, my DX4-100 not only has complete multimedia,
3-D CAD modeling and publishing capabilities, it also
speaks and understands my voice commands.

Different but equal. Anyway, I'd still rather have
an SGI.


On Thu, 13 Apr 1995 RSMH -at- aol -dot- com wrote:

> The fact is that Macs handle multimedia much better than PCs. Apple mastered
> plug and play long before it became a fashionable expression (yet still a
> pipe dream) in the PC world. Has anyone out there tried to install a
> multimedia system on a PC? I recently did and was thrown into the chaotic PC
> world of jumpers. It took a week of phone calls to get my system running
> correctly, and only after a technician suggested I place the wire on that
> connects by CD to the sound card to the *wrong* connector. Then it worked.
> You don't face such problems with Mac.

> By the way, rumors of the Macs death have been greatly exagerated (to
> paraphrase Mark Twain). I'm mainly a PC user, but the fact remains that Macs
> have a strong market presence especially in graphics-intensive environments,
> and I expect they will continue to do so. Mac clones and the Power PC will
> also help bring the Mac operating system into the main stream. We cling to
> Windows 95 hopes and hype, but the System 7.x is stable and strong. As one
> person indicated, platforms will blur in the next few years, and I don't
> expect to see Apple fall :).

> Ron

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