John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the various ways that Apple takes money from transactions involving the App Store, lessons from gaming and gamers for the larger software world, why nothing is ever good enough when it comes to technology, the Instagram acquisition, and the sad state of the US patent system and how it might be fixed.
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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk a bit more about connectors before moving on to the big Apple news: new MacBook Pros with Thunderbolt i/o and the first developer preview release of Mac OS X Lion.
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin reveal the many prosaic reasons for not owning an iPhone, then veer off on several non-tech tangents and never fully recover.
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin revisit Apple’s GUI history, complain about TiVo some more, then explore the possibility of another Copland-like crisis looming in Apple’s future. What will replace Objective-C and Cocoa? What can?