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Apples And Lemons

It seems ironic that last month I dedicated my leader column to the down-side of progress, when out of the blue we're hit with an 'extinction event' chunk of progress that threatens to wipe out around half of the musical life in its geographical area. I'm talking of course about Apple's buyout of German developers Emagic, and despite rumours that Apple was on the lookout for a major audio company, the official announcement took us all by surprise. By itself, this would have been 'interesting', but the confirmation that all PC-related development would cease at the end of September elevated the word interesting to truly Chinese proportions.

Paul White c.2003Understandably, PC Logic users are extremely unhappy about this state of affairs (as I would be if they'd just announced the...

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Published September 2002