The General Purpose Thing

Very insightful observation by David Weiss:

I think what is so quickly forgotten about the transition to Mac OS X was Apple’s against-the-grain assertion that they could build an OS the did appeal to beginner users and power users alike! This was NOT the prevailing wisdom of the day. I even remember seeing previews of the OS in which there were “modes” like standard user and advanced user.

(Via Wolf Rentzsch.)

Thursday, 20 July 2006