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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.

TheGreyhairgeek's picture

MacHeist is MacOpportunity

Hey I love a deal! There are a lot of programs that I have paid for only to have them sit on my hard drive unused and forgotten. I never asked for my money back, but sure wish there was a way to try it for awhile. 15 days is seldom enough really understand a program.

MacHeist lets me try programs for a reasonable price. I know, its a deal, but it really is an opportunity to get a program in front of me, a consumer, and let me give it a real test drive.

I don't expect to get, say Photoshop, in MacHeist. I did get two programs I was going to try. One will make it to my hard drive the other will not. But there are two others that show promise, so I hope to have a new program to try. If I like it, I am likely to be tempted to try the next offering from the developer or Company.

Hey, that's marketing. Let people try something, if they like it they come back, if they don't, hopefully, they recognize that the product they tried had value, and there is a positive event for everyone.

It's really not about competing on price, its making your product known.

I'm just guessing, who is most upset with MacHeist, the big developers or the new or little developers who get a chance to showcase their work?





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