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Letter from Time responding to WSJ

By: Time Magazine
David Forte
Technology Manager

From Time Magazine to Mr Mossberg

From: david_forte@timemagazine.com (David Forte)
To: editor@wsj.com (WSJ Editor), waltwsj@aol.com (Walter Mossberg)

Dear Walter,

Here we are at the flagship magazine of the world's largest media company wondering where technology writers like yourself are getting this stuff.

We do not find the Mac unstable. We do not find its operating system to be antiquated. We run an extremely sophisticated nearly all Macintosh computer Network that spans four continents and is responsible for the weekly publication of TIME Magazine. We use Macs and not PC's because the PC cannot do things the Mac has been able to do for years. We find this to be true even now.

Since when is 95 supporting pre-emptive multitasking? Since when can you run 95 on older hardware models? Why isn't Microsoft getting bad press because they abandoned Everyone from a 486 on down?

Windows 95 runs over DOS, if you are calling that modern. Windows 95 is NOT 32 bit clean (Mac OS *is*), if you are calling that modern. Windows is not a true object oriented operating system; Mac OS is, and always has been. The Mac is plug and play, Windows is plug and pray. PC's may be (a little) cheaper to buy, but they are far more expensive and complicated to support. They simply offer LESS to the user. We find the Software available for the Mac to be more than adequate to publish our little magazine. We find it better for authoring web pages. We find it to be a better communication tool in general. We find easier to train people on. We get great support from Apple. We do not feel abandoned or confused with their upgrade plan. This comes from someone who has both on his desk.

If you really are a former Mac enthusiast, please remember the last time Steve Jobs and Apple came up with new operating system: it took a long time for someone to come up with a really bad copy.

Please, Walter, for everyone's sake...IGNORE THE PROPAGANDA AND FOCUS ON WHAT YOU SEE.

Thanks,

David Forte Technology Manager TIME Magazine


Created: 02/06/97
Updated: 11/09/02


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