LC & Mac M1 Chip
curry at pair.com
Sat Jan 9 17:34:41 EST 2021
> I'm planning to get an M1 Mac this year
Naturally, right after I post this, Apple makes headlines (again) for
doing something arbitrary and rather dim.
So an ethical and professional disclaimer:
I don't support self-contradictory and illogical policy,
any more than self-contradictory and illogical UI.
Shallow thinkers (and toddlers of all ages) focus mainly on external
agreement. It requires some mental development to realize a need for
intellectual consistency and indeed honesty.
I like the way this principle is clear in the realm of coding. If true
is also false, logic falls apart. Every logical branch in a script
evaluates to true or false. True and false must be reliable, not
arbitrary and capricious. Otherwise code would be unpredictable.
(That's why people who rationalize have trouble writing good code: they
are speaking a second language, and have trained themselves to imitate
logic rather than following it! Mental habits matter.)
Apple's biz practices make it difficult to avoid finally replacing my
2012 Mac, but as most people here probably know, I did not intend my
statement as an endorsement. Glad Richmond can still work on the G5! :)
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