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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 Marketing...comments by Rich at BareBones

By the way, Rich talks about the marketing of MH, and about how juvenile the heists are. First, marketing people just WISH they could sell over 36,000 units of their product in this time frame. Second, to Rich: you can say the heists are juvenile, but we call them extremely creative, and I would challenge you to try to do any of the heists on your own and see how far you get...then call it juvenile.

Hopefully, the MH guys, Phill and John, and maybe one of the devs like Jerry Brace, will be able to come on to the show to share their side of the story.




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