MacUser magazine, January 1993
Dear Mr. Sculley…
There’s a lot of dusty software out there, if the continuing stream of letters answering September’s shelfware question is anything to go by. Maybe someone should start a software mausoleum—er, museum—for programs [and hardware] such as these…
Lest you think only software gets shelved, several readers have tossed hardware into their closets. Mike Taylor, of San Antonio, Texas, writes fondly of his now-obsolete DASCH 2048, purchased for his Mac 512Ke. “It was a lightning-fast disk drive that even today flies beyond the fastest of hard drives.”
Today “memory sticks” are a ubiquitous and speedy, portable storage medium.
MacUser magazine, April 1994
THE WHINING IDIOTS who comment on the world of Mac computing have no place in providing contents to a magazine which is otherwise chock-full of healthful information.
You Mean Like This?
I am appalled at your discretion in selecting letters for publication. First, the whining idiots who comment on the world of Mac computing atop their guileless foundation have no place in providing contents to a magazine which is otherwise chock-full of healthful information. Ignorance breeds ignorance. Persons inclined to absorb useful content will leave this following of lemming behaviorists. Mac computing is not based on compromising technology for mass appeal. Apples do not taste like oranges, nor are they orange in color.
Second, someone should warn your readers that your columnists are not gods or psychics but mere idealists. To take their advice literally is to adhere to the former IBM stigma that regiments creative thinking. Where is the vanity that spurns controversy by fostering competitive rage? It is a society of perpetual bickering that stagnates on consuming this idealist behavior.
San Antonio, TX
/ Riddle me this: What does it mean that we printed your letter? / PP [Pamela Pfiffner]