The *meow* auction we've all been waiting for *meow*
dkelvey at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 21 21:57:29 CST 2006
>From: Chris M <chrism3667 at yahoo.com>
>WHAT THE MAC MIGHT HAVE BEEN reads the caption.
> I haven't spent much time with muh Cat (that Cat
>anyway ;), so I can't rightly say whether it featured
>any enhancements over the old skool Macs. Certainly
>not in drive capacity. I thoroughly welcome comments
>these things are seemingly pretty rare though. It
>boggles me when I think that IIRC 20,000 or so were
>made. Who would have the heart to throw one out!
I suspect that fewer of these will be tossed out now. I have one
sitting on my desk right now, next to me. I've been hacking into
mine lately and have some fun exploring the inner workings
or this machine.
It has one other distinction, other than being designed by
Jef Raskin. It showed that it is possible to deliver significantly
large and complex piece of software with out any bugs and
on schedule. Few of the things built in todays programming
languages were used as part of the development but it
still was done, error free and on schedule.
I knew some of the people that worked on this project.
I also know what made methods were used. It didn't
include a language with type checking or any such methods.
Jef Raskin understood how it was done and did it again
in later products.
Such is life,
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