Bear with me:
The Apple tablet is going to be awesome, we all know it. But in my mind, what is going to make me want to buy one? The software..
Right before the PowerMac G4 came out, I was ready to plop down some money for a new Macintosh. I was leaning towards the next laptop that was coming out. What changed my mind was the introduction ofiDVD. Here was a way to put those home movies onto an actual dvd! Or make an awesome slideshow of pictures of a particular event for family.
It was a solution that I didn’t know I needed or was really possible. That’s what the tablet needs tomorrow. Something that I didn’t know I needed or was really possible.
An iPhone four times the size with the same applications isn’t going to cut it.
ProTip of the day – if you are adding a new target to a project in Xcode, and you want to duplicate a target (say an application target and you want to add a library target), you can’t.
It’s not supported currently in Xcode 3.2 on Snow Leopard. Your best bet is to start from scratch, and do the manual move the build settings to the new target from the old target.
This strikes very close to home for me – about 4 years ago I passed on a job at the 11th hour, after signing the offer letter, after giving notice at my old job. In hindsight it was a very poor financial move, but life isn’t all about money.
I might expand upon what happened in the future, but you could have easily substituted my name for Jesse’s in this blog post:
(Via Rands In Repose.)