lunk wrote:Well, maybe that’s why we see things differently? I don’t think the new Mac Pro suggests that Apples vision is "all about unification". Making iOS more capable and introducing iPad OS still doesn’t suggest that they want to turn all iDevices into some kind of Micro Macs in the future.
All we can really do is speculate (and that's half the fun). Catalyst, SwiftUI, (a possible shift to) ARM architecture... these are long games by Apple, and exist on a different timeline than the Mac Pro.
It's interesting that people assume that unification means dumbing down MacOS apps, rather than elevating iOS apps. If you put a 12.9 iPad Pro next to a 13" MacBook Pro, it's difficult to argue that the productivity potential of one is greater than the other (software notwithstanding); they are both roughly the same size, they both have roughly the same user input (assuming iPadOS with mouse support), and they are both technically capable in their own right.
lunk wrote:Well, maybe that’s why I and others don’t agree, because we perceive Scrivener and L&L not only as a business but also as the manifestation of an artistic creation and a choice of lifestyle. Ones life is not a business, it’s... a life.
It's very romantic to imagine Keith as the lone programmer, crafting his labour of love free of external constraints and considerations... but let's not kid ourselves. L&L is a business, and Scrivener is a product. Devin said it - people's livelihoods rely on the viability of Scrivener as a marketable product. If you think that Keith has gotten this far without any consideration given to business strategy or acumen, then I have a bridge to sell you.