• morrick
    morrick Riccardo Mori

    On Morrick.me — Speculation and dread for the next transition: morrick.me/archives/8119

  • joe
    joe Joe Ortiz

    @morrick This is a great post and I can understand your concerns since I have some too in terms of macARM and it’s implications.

  • morrick
    morrick Riccardo Mori

    @joe Thank you for reading, and apologies for my late reply. A hectic Sunday!

  • 33MHz
    33MHz Robert

    @morrick thanks for your article. This feels like a continuation of the theme of the recent past of losing our power user-focused operating systems. Windows focusing on tablets, and simplifying Final Cut Pro were the two major changes that i felt.


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    • ryb
      ryb Ryan B

      @morrick The Mac Pro really complicates this. How long will it be before they can build one that matches an Intel version? Especitally at the rate at which they update the Mac Pro, it might be a long time before the transition is actually complete.

    • morrick
      morrick Riccardo Mori

      @33MHz You're welcome. This purported transition is really giving me cold sweats. As they say, I'm hoping for the best but also preparing for the worst. Only problem is, I don't know how to *prepare* myself this time.

    • morrick
      morrick Riccardo Mori

      @ryb Some are speculating that the architecture transition will first affect consumer devices, with pro machines — whose update cycle is a bit slower — remaining on Intel processors for a while longer. I really don't know. I'm nervous, though.

    • 33MHz
      33MHz Robert

      @morrick I was thinking "software is fluid and can change much more quickly than other industries", but that's not really true, and this is maybe a lot more like an industry change for us, with parallels to trade school changes.

    • morrick
      morrick Riccardo Mori

      @33MHz Software can indeed change. What's less fluid in this context is what people do with certain software. Innovation on one side, the need for stability on the other. Some people in tech have no idea of the costs of adapting to software changes.