Archive for February, 2012


The pod bay doors are closing, Dave.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

I was just reading about how OSX Mountain Lion is by default restricting app downloads to the App Store.

How long before the “anywhere” option disappears?

How long before you can’t avoid upgrading to Mountain Lion or its successors?

Apple is moving further down the road I predicted two years ago. Windows 8 is experimenting with similar things, but Microsoft doesn’t have the hardware lockin.

I admit it’s not evidence of the app-ocalypse, but it may indicate a slow rise to a boil. I love my Macbook Air, however I was a latecomer as a Mac fanboi, and I’ll be ready to jump back over to the Linux or BSD pots before it gets too steamy.