To commemorate this week’s 20th anniversary of the Macintosh, Adam talks with Bruce Horn, who wrote the Finder, about what he did at Apple, where he’s been since, and what Macintosh projects he’s working on now. Also, Brady Johnson rejoins us with a look at whether the new U.S. CAN-SPAM Act will have any effect on our increasing spam volumes. In the news, Dantz ships Retrospect 6, and OrangeWare provides Mac OS X drivers for wireless cards using Atheros chipsets, including 802.11a cards.
Mac Users Join the "A" List -- When Apple's AirPort Extreme (IEEE 802.11g) wireless networking system was announced in January 2003, Steve Jobs declared an older, equally fast system dead
DealBITS Drawing: Cocoatech Winner -- Congratulations to Gloria Harman of yahoo.com and Richard I. Levine of pobox.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who will be receiving a copy of Cocoatech's Path Finder
Dantz Development's venerable Retrospect backup software is now fully Panther-compatible with an electronic download release that shipped today. Although Retrospect 5.1 would work under Panther, and Retrospect Client ran fine in Panther, Dantz had released a laundry list of situations to avoid and problems in launching and getting the application to run after restarts and system failures
Twenty years of Macintosh. At this year's Macworld Expo, Steve Jobs played a version of the famous "1984" ad that launched the Mac, and Alan Oppenheimer, who was responsible in large part for AppleTalk, gave a fabulous talk about the history of networking on the Mac
Talk about deja vu. I recall having written this introduction for a TidBITS article about spam before, each time changing the unhappy statistics about spam volumes in an upward direction
AppleWorks international versions -- It wasn't clear when Apple released the latest AppleWorks update, but an international version was also updated at the same time (though French is still not updated) (2 messages)
Habeas under attack -- Habeas is facing its first serious test in the war against spam