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Arment: “Apple Has Lost the Functional High Ground” and then regrets

MPG has been writing about Apple Core Rot for a year now, and longer before making it explicit. Lately, there are so many dozens of specific issues that could be documented in OS X Yosemite that weeks could be spent documenting them. While adding the numerous examples to Apple Core Rot would strengthen the piece tremendously, MPG has useful work to do.

BTW, my Apple Mail VIP list has been deleted about fifty times now. Uncle.

Rising tide

Developer Marco Arment wrote a strong piece that MPG largely agrees with, even though it misses the mark in some areas and lacks specific examples.

Apple has lost the functional high ground

Mr. Arment then undermines his own credibility:

What it’s like to be way too popular for a day

Instead, I looked back at what I wrote with regret, guilt, and embarrassment. The sensationalism was my fault — I started it with the headline and many poor word choices, which were overly harsh and extreme. I was being much nastier and more alarmist than I intended. I edited some words to be more fair and accurate, but it was too late. I can’t blame the opportunists for taking the bait that I hastily left for them.

What a shame. The original post accurately describes the current state of Apple softare “progress”, but one voice that had much wider reach than MPG has deeply undermined his own credibillity, relegating himself to a future in which one must needs ask “did he really mean what he says, or will a retraction be coming soon?”.

Related

by Craig Hockenberry: Death by a thousand cuts

by Glenn Fleishman: THE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES APPLE NEEDS TO FIX


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