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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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Whether or not it is offered in a cheaper bundle...

... even if you buy the apps at full price you are still supporting MacHeist and are supporting their "sophmoric hijinks". Honestly, they did that and they were caught and it is over.

Even if they did do some immature and irresponsible things, that does not take away from the fact that these applications are priceless and well developed. I don't think people should be kept from getting these great apps just because they feel they are supporting MacHeist in an unwanted way. Being a college student, getting apps for a large discount like this strongly curves my urge to pirate apps that are VERY expensive (yes i understand the moral/ethical/legal details that it involves), since affording to purchase all of these apps seperately would be much more difficult.

By purchasing apps from MacHeist, whether at full price or not, I feel I am supporting the time spent creating these applications, and would strongly take into consideration paying a firm price for upgrades/etc since the apps are so good. I feel that my financial support is to further development and upgrades for the future. Whether or not they make an immature decision or two along the way, that is for them to decide, but I do not feel I am directly supporting those immature decisions just because I decide to pay for software (and get a good deal if they offer it!)




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