Although I do enjoy a good history lesson, I’m not usually the one to bring up old news. Just a while ago, however, I stumbled across an old Wired News article from all the way back in 2000 that I thought was just too good not to mention.
It’s a very short article that you can zip through in just a minute or so, but here are some interesting quotes from it when viewed in light of the upcoming Intel move:
Apple has no plans to change its fundamental business model and release MacOS X for Intel machines. “I’ve personally heard Steve say they would never do that…” (Never say never)
“There’s no chance of any of that appearing in x86…There’s just too much work to run on anything but PowerPC.” (Too much work?)
“…all of Apple’s software developers would have to rewrite their applications to run on a MacOS X/Intel machine.” (Really?)
Aside from the few chuckles I had when reading it because of the obvious irony, I have to wonder if perhaps universal binaries weren’t at least a twinkle in Steve’s eye back then.
What do you think — an ironic coincidence or steadfast planning?