Eleven years – has it really been that long since we started TidBITS? Adam looks back at what’s changed and what’s remained the same in the Macintosh industry. Dr. Ron Risley concludes his article on communicating with your doctor via email with thoughts about minimizing the risks of using electronic communications. We also cover the important releases of Mac OS X 10.0.1 and the public beta of Retrospect Client for Mac OS X.
Brief Network Outage 17-Apr-01 -- We normally wouldn't stress about a short downtime, but Qwest tells us they plan to take my 56K frame relay connection down for a software upgrade on Tuesday 17-Apr-01 from 4 A.M
Mac OS X 10.0.1 Available -- A mere three weeks after the initial release of Mac OS X 10.0, Apple has released 10.0.1, a 4.1 MB update available via Mac OS X's Software Update control panel (which itself requires a 700K update before it gets the 10.0.1 Update)
Retrospect Client Public Beta for Mac OS X -- Dantz Development has released the public beta of Retrospect Client for Mac OS X, making it possible to back up Mac OS X machines via a plug-in added to Retrospect 4.3 on a backup server running Mac OS 8.x or Mac OS 9.x
In a previous article, I presented some of the reasons why doctors and patients would both benefit from more widespread use of email, along with some of the problems inherent in doing so
Today marks the beginning of our 11th consecutive year of publication, finally giving us the right to play off the famous Spinal Tap quote, "These go to eleven." Previous anniversary articles covered our basic history, motivations ("TidBITS Nets Ninth Anniversary"), and the lessons we've learned over the last ten years ("Lessons from Ten Years of TidBITS").
To crank up the volume this year, I decided to read through the TidBITS issues from ten years ago, when we'd had a chance to smooth out the rough edges of our first year of publication