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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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Apple's cloud-centric computing strategy

I also agree that the MacBreak 74 was a good session. In fact, I honestly have not enjoyed MacBreak for a long long time now. It had really descended into a lot of whining about endless dissatisfaction with one aspect or another of the iPhone, or AppleTV or Leopard etc. I have been downloading the podcast in hopes that you (the MacBreak team) could bring it back from the precipice. Well, happily, you did it this time. Finally you all glommed onto the inexorable, integrated strategy that continues to roll out, piece by piece, release by release. I'm sure that you all were onto this before in one way or another, but it has constantly surprised me that you'd continue to be sucked into focusing on red herrings like: no 3rd party applications on the iPhone, no email on iPod Touch etc. All of these logical things happen, in time. And it didn't take the squealing of the legions of mac punditry to initiate it. But be that as it may, I enjoy episodes like 74, when you're talking about the real vision with the patented MacBreak witty style.




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