10.0742 demise of Apple?

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 26 Feb 1997 10:52:55 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 742.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Lorna Hughes <Lorna.Hughes@nyu.edu> (26)
Subject: Macintosh computers

Dear Humanists,

Is anyone else getting extremely worried about the state that Apple
computer is in at the moment? It just seems to be one piece of bad news
after another from the folks over at Apple.
My biggest concern is that the purseholders at various institutions are
reading the recent financial press and deciding that purchasing Macintosh
machines no longer makes sense in the long term.
My sense is that there are a lot of us in humanities computing who have
been using Macs for a long time. We like Macs, and rely on them to run a
number of applications we are very familiar with (there is also the "ease
of use" issue, of course!). How do you feel about the possible demise of
Apple? Are other institutions moving away from using this platform in
Humanities computing, making contingency plans, or looking forward to the
next generation of platform independent humanities computing software? Or
have reports of the death of Apple been greatly exaggerated?

Comments welcome!

Lorna M. Hughes E-mail: Lorna.Hughes@NYU.EDU

Assistant Director for Humanities Computing Phone: (212) 998 3070
Academic Computing Facility Fax: (212) 995 4120
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