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Weblog:   H.264 is Amazing
Subject:   Dog food
Date:   2005-04-30 13:02:03
From:   brianimator2
Response to: Dog food

The way you sample direct quotes from ARS' recent review of Tiger without shame or attribution is truly inspiring....


From TFA: (in talking about QuickTime)


"When Carbon was first being developed, Apple chose to base one of its "important" applications on the new API to prove its usefulness: the Finder. In the software industry, this is poetically called "eating your own dog food." Any long-time Mac OS X user knows how things turned out in the case of the Finder, but the dog food concept itself is a sound one."


http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/macosx-10.4.ars/16

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  • Dog food
    2005-04-30 21:40:09  joshuawait [View]

    If you google the phrase "eating your own dog food" you find numerous references to it that have nothing to do with the Mac and everything to do with software development.
  • Dog food
    2005-04-30 14:41:12  ciparis [View]

    That is not a direct quote, or even an indirect one. Eating your own dog food is a commonly applied term when talking about a company building products in its own new tools and APIs. You'll hear more of it, accusing them all of lifting the idea is silly.

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