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MacBreak 74: Hot Lips and Hawkeye

MacBreak Weekly 74: Hot Lips and Hawkeye


Hosts: Leo Laporte, Merlin Mann, Andy Ihnatko, and Rich Siegel


A look back at Macworld, Office spreads out, MacHeist, .Mac future bright and cloudy, certain gestures and more.

Here's a direct MP3 download of MBW 74.

I think this might be one of my favorite episodes of MacBreak Weekly. Say what you will about the podcast medium, it's amazing to be able to pull an articulate person like Rich Siegel into your conversation midway -- (~00:38:15) -- just via IM and a phone number. Very cool.

So. That said. I really want the promoters and developer-fans of MacHeist to have their opportunity to respond to what Rich (and we) had to say. Clearly we all think a lot of the Mac indie community, so it'd be valuable to continue the conversation in a way that's fair and civil for everybody.

Directions on how to get your voice heard appear around (~00:57:11) of this episode.

update 2008-01-25 08:21:01

Philip Ryu and Awaken's Jerry Brace will be on MacBreak Weekly next week to respond to Rich Siegel's criticisms of MacHeist in show 74.

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MacHeist feedback from one of the devs

As a developer in the bundle this year I can say that the experience has been priceless. The huge increase in customer interaction is very valuable and I love it. Since Awaken 4.0 was launched on MacHeist we've done 7 updates to Awaken to include feature requests from customers.

I don't see customer interaction as lost profits... That's as bare bones as you can get (bad pun - sorry - it's very early here).

I have to say that all of the interaction I've had with people here on the MacHeist forums has been exceptional. The majority of which is within this 10 page thread: http://www.macheist.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=6670&p=10

Hopefully Phill and John will be on MacBreak Weekly next week to clear things up. It's a shame that this misinformation was released on the last day of MacHeist.




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