[Beowulf] Joe Blaylock's notes on running a MacOS cluster, Nov. 2007

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Wed Nov 21 14:28:25 EST 2007


On Wed, 21 Nov 2007, Mark Hahn wrote:

>> I also think that Apples' current success has a lot more to do with its
>
> Apple's current success is as a music-playing-jewelry company,
> currently expanding into the status-symbol-phone market.
> there is some status-symbol leakage ("halo effect") into their 
> pretty-computer sideline.  although macophiles
> will say that it's not just appearance but everything-just-works,
> I would disagree, since e-j-w is mainly a result of minimizing options.
> appliancehood is the asymptote of such minimization, which brings us back to 
> music-players and phones.

What you said, brother, what you said.

   rgb

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