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You want analysis, we got analysis! Apple and the Macintosh continue to swirl in a pool of rumors and speculation, this time regarding clone licensing. Fighting the spins put on the issue by Apple and clone maker Power Computing, Adam attempts to clarify the situation. Also this week, we bring the German TidBITS mailing list in-house, share responses to the Macintosh media market, and remind developers that software should aspire to simplicity.

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Remember This!

Remember This! In response to my rhetorical question asking if there is anything bad about Conflict Catcher (see TidBITS-393), L. Carl Pedersen noted that it's a very bad thing that such an elaborate tool as Conflict Catcher is useful and necessary

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Magazine Mergers, Media, and Advertising, Continued…

Talk about a topic that won't die. People obviously feel strongly about issues surrounding the Macintosh media and how it affects our world. We thought we'd share the following notes before letting the topic drop for the near future. Graeme Challis passed on the word that despite our comment about how the Macworld/MacUser merger affected only the U.S

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Clone Licensing Brouhaha

My friend Cary Lu, author of the first Macintosh book and a contributing editor to Macworld, likes to tell how he was roundly booed for suggesting at Macworld Expo San Francisco in 1986 that Apple should license the Macintosh operating system