Is OpenDoc an Apple technology following in the footsteps of PowerTalk? Component computing seems to be taking off, and Adam looks at some real-world OpenDoc products, plus Charles Wheeler profiles a family known for its "spokesblob." We also review Bare Bones Software’s powerful, multi-purpose text editor BBEdit 4.0.2, note Heidi Roizen’s departure from Apple, reassure Newton users, and note a Get Rich Quick scheme for serious hackers and crackers.
Newton News -- In the wake of Apple's latest reorganization and cost-cutting measures, several news sources reported that Apple might ditch its Newton division
Roizen Leaves Apple -- Heidi Roizen, Apple's vice president of Developer Relations, has announced she'll be leaving Apple on 19-Feb-97 to commit more time to her family
Eudora 3.0.2 -- Qualcomm has released final versions of both Eudora Light and Eudora Pro 3.0.2. According to Qualcomm, these versions fix problems with nickname file corruption, along with problems with attachments, URL handling, and Eudora's editor
Get Rich Quick? Inspired by last year's $10,000 Macintosh Web server security challenge (see TidBITS-317), Sweden's Joakim Jardenberg is conducting a Macintosh Web server "Crack a Mac" challenge
In the past, TidBITS has discussed OpenDoc and the promise of component software, but I think this year's recent Macworld Expo in San Francisco marked the turning point for OpenDoc as a useful technology
Tucked in the middle of the Component 100 booth at Macworld Expo was a family-owned business that best exemplifies why OpenDoc is important to anyone struggling with bloated software
Over the past several years, Bare Bones Software's BBEdit has matured from an essentials-only programmer's text editor to a terrific, mature product. BBEdit 4.02 stands out as a highly useful tool, especially for programmers and HTML enthusiasts, as well as for those creating long documents that don't require many page layout features.
Speaks Softly -- With its 1 MB RAM allocation and 1.7 MB disk footprint, BBEdit doesn't require nearly the system resources of a modern word processor