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Merlin on MacBreak Weekly 75

MacBreak Weekly 75: MacHeist Replies


Hosts: Leo Laporte, Merlin Mann, Andy Ihnatko, Scott Bourne, and Alex Lindsay


Guests: Philip Ryu of MacHeist, Andrew Welch of Ambrosia.

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Apple reports record earnings… then stock tanks, Philip Ryu of MacHeist and Andrew Welch of Ambrosia give counterpoints to MacHeist discussion, and more.

Here's a direct MP3 download of our marathon 107 minute, nearly-ruined-by-Skype-farts MBW 75.

And, hey, whaddaya know? MBW is having its Diamond Anniversary. I should pick up a necklace or an industrial drill for Leo.

This week, Leo invited Philip and Andrew on to talk about MacHeist. I hope they feel like they got a fair hearing and were able to say their piece. For myself, I'm still not sure how I feel about MacHeist, but I'm persuaded that the process is improved over the first time it was offered. On a personal level, it was cool to be given a chance to talk to Andrew, whose Ambrosia Software has been with me like a secret friend for almost as long as I've used a Mac.

This time around my pick of the week is Airfoil by Rogue Amoeba (although I also profess my affection for lots of other stuff Paul makes). Good interview from last year with Paul over on Ars Technica.

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Re: Merlin on MacBreak Weekly 75

I enjoyed the show this week. MBW is weekly habit for me, but I think hearing from both sides these past two weeks should firmly place MBW in the middle of the Mac community...if it's not there already.

Now, Yojimbo is one of my top three apps, and it has been worth every penny I paid for the family pack at full price. But, that didn't sway me to Rich Siegel's perspective. His arguments were almost all pointed toward why a developer shouldn't participate. Considering that the developers agreed to their terms ahead of time, and especially so this year even after the critiques from last year, I didn't think his arguments had that much merit.




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