Re: Rejuvenation of Apple

Max More (
Sat, 28 Dec 1996 23:49:22 -0700 (MST)

At 07:42 PM 12/28/96 -0800, you wrote:
>Apple's interface is much better than Xerox's was, as anyone who has
>used the Smalltalk interface can tell you. They did a hell of a lot
>of usability testing (something that MicroSloth still doesn't know the
>meaning of).

Sorry, can't let you get away with that. Microsoft does *more* usability
testing than anyone. They may have often produced buggy first versions of
products (hardly unique), but they learn fast and end up with the best.

For all you blindly anti-Microsoft types (or even the seeing anti-MS types),
I recommend The Microsoft Way by Randall Stross. Also essential reading for
anyone wanting to lead their industry.

I think the term "MicroSloth" though perhaps emotionally satisfying to some,
is truly absurd. If *any* company is the opposite of slothful it's
Microsoft. And if there is anything Gates and company value more than
effort, it's high intelligence.

BTW, another thing I like about Microsoft, is that they are *tripling* their
budget for long-term basic research at a time when almost everyone else is
cutting it. MS is here for the long term.

Anyone else using and loving MS FrontPage for creating and managing web sites.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute, Editor, Extropy,
(310) 398-0375