How Personal it feels when Something Stops Working

I know this sounds a bit of a silly title because feelings are about things being personal but that was the phrase that came to mind. (Followed about 30 seconds later by blast, I’m writing in Safari again). I live in Safari and the need to fire up FireFox just to edit a post with a few paragraphs is driving me crazy. (Yes, I know about MarsEdit and other blog products but I’m trying to immerse myself in a certain consumer experience, even if it has lumpy bits.)

Anyway, this started out being about the REALbasic bug that just bit me and a particularly irritating one it is too – something broken when I open an old project. In a sense, it’s about the arrogance and greater responsibility of binary formats and owning the user’s entire life. Continue reading