April 2013 Archives

I used to love Mac Mail. It was simple and relatively fast. And when I started working at an office where everything was on Exchange server, it was a nice alternative to Outlook.

But Mountain Lion (10.8) ruined everything. I don't know what they did to Mac Mail but its the buggiest piece of software on all of Mac OS at the moment. It's frequently unresponsive to GUI interaction (click reply and nothing happens), it doesn't show email messages ("this message has no content"), or it simply locks up. In all situations I have to quit and restart it to get it back.

I want the old Mac Mail :-(
That was my first thought after seeing this picture of William Gibson trying on Google Glass:

TechCrunch contributor Mike Butcher has a good writeup on what's wrong with this kind of wearable: here.

For information to seamlessly integrate with your experience it needs to be presentable anywhere you are looking. Either that or it needs to plug directly into your consciousness. We may get there eventually with glasses, but it won't become commonplace until its simply a part of your body. Gibson figured this out 30 years ago.



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