I was having a conversation with a co-worker yesterday afternoon when he mentioned a web application we use at work to track our work hours. The application doesn’t perform well on Macs, which means that we have to come to work if we forget to submit our time sheet quickly enough and we don’t have a PC at home.
How ridiculous is it, at this point, that there are programs that don’t work on Mac?
No, really. Set aside your silly bias, you PC people and just stay with me for a minute here.
The Macintosh was introduced on January 24, 1984.
As much as I hate to admit it, because doing so makes me feel old, that was 26 years ago.
More than a quarter of a century. And there are still programs that aren’t made to work on a Mac?
In the early days, I could certainly understand such decision making: “Maybe that Mac foolishness would just go away,” engineers might have thought.
But after almost a generation, Mac’s not going anywhere. And the iPhone is only making the world more Mac-friendly, with no help from AT&T, I might add.
At this point, I have a really hard time taking a software manufacturer seriously if they are still refusing to program for Mac. My workplace is all-PC. And trust me: it’s in no way better.