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A Better Way to Install Applications

One nicety about Mac OS X packages (folders that look like files; they're how most applications are delivered these days) is that they make installation easy

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Uncovering the AJRP

While preparing for this past Macworld Expo in San Francisco, a number of us journalists found our requests for media passes denied by IDG World Expo, whose representative claimed that the new policy was to allow only a single representative from each media outlet access to the keynote

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2nd Annual Mac Networkers Retreat Approaching

2nd Annual Mac Networkers Retreat Approaching -- Macworld Expo in Boston may have shrunk, and ADHOC/MacHack may be no more, but other Macintosh events carry on

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TidBITS#790/01-Aug-05

An era comes to an end, as Adam reports on the proceedings of the final ADHOC/MacHack conference. Jeff Carlson takes a break from reality, for a good cause: reviewing Star Wars Battlefront. Also this week,…

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Adieu ADHOC

After 20 years, ADHOC, the conference formerly known as MacHack, is shutting down. Attendance, which was similar to the level of last year at about 100, was simply too low to be sustainable; conference organizer Expotech essentially broke even on the show for the second straight year

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ADHOC 2005 Speakers: Hubbard, Doctorow, Ihnatko

ADHOC 2005 Speakers: Hubbard, Doctorow, Ihnatko -- I'm once again planning to speak at ADHOC 2005 (previously known as MacHack), but my interest in attending just went up even more upon learning that the ADHOC committee has lined up some great people to speak at the three midnight sessions, including Jordan Hubbard, Apple's manager of the Darwin core of Mac OS X, and Cory Doctorow, science fiction author, blogger, and European Affairs Coordinator for the EFF

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TidBITS#739/26-Jul-04

Adam continues the summer Mac conference circuit, reporting on how he spent several sleep-deprived nights in Dearborn, Michigan at the ADHOC (formerly MacHack) conference. In particular, check out the winners of the ADHOC Showcase programming…

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ADHOC 2004: Some Old, Some New, Continued Success

It is tempting to see, when faced with a decline for the quantitative attendance numbers for a conference, some larger trend or lurking bogeyman. Such an explanation would be appropriate for the thinning of the herd at the just-passed Macworld Expo in Boston, nominally hampered by the refusal of Apple and other large companies to exhibit

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Rating Industry Conferences

An old joke says that to be successful, a college needs to provide a winning football team for alumni, sex for undergraduates, and parking for the staff

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Rating Macworld Expo Boston 2004

A few weeks ago I wrote an article proposing a way that industry conferences could be rated (though it was also a subtle nudge to conference organizers)

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MacHack 2003 Vignettes

Normally after Macintosh conferences I like to draw some conclusions about what we can learn about the overall world of the Macintosh from the attendees, the discussions, the attendance, and so on

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Mac OS X Trojan Technique: Beware Geeks Bearing Gifts

By now, assuming you pay any attention to the Macintosh media in between your weekly doses of TidBITS, you've undoubtedly heard of the hubbub brewing around the announcement last Thursday of the first Trojan horse to target Mac OS X

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MacHack Stays Put in June

MacHack Stays Put in June -- Despite Apple's recent move of the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) to June in San Francisco, a single day after the MacHack developers conference, the MacHack organizers have announced that MacHack will remain in its originally scheduled spot from 19-Jun-03 to 21-Jun-03 in Dearborn, Michigan

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Macworld Expo SF 2004 Superlatives

Apple may set the agenda for Macworld Expo with Steve Jobs's leadoff keynote, and a few developers may receive a few minutes of keynote time (as did Microsoft's Roz Ho, who said at the end of her presentation that - take note for the future - "we're looking forward to another 20 great years of working together"), but many of the most interesting products are to be found only on the show floor

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MacHack Stays Put in June

Despite Apple's recent move of the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) to June in San Francisco, a single day after the MacHack developers conference, the MacHack organizers have announced that MacHack will remain in its originally scheduled spot from 19-Jun-03 to 21-Jun-03 in Dearborn, MI

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