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Apple Blows it Again 16GB and a Touch-me Bar - Yippee

I was amazed at what I could do with my MacBook Pro back in 2012.  Being able to run Windows and OS X at the same time, on the same laptop, allowed me to code the services that went with my mobile apps.

When I need to do heavy server work I carry around my Alienware which has 32 GB of RAM.  I have added new parts to it as they came out, but it did not survive the Windows 10 Anniversary update.   I have been eyeing up a couple different 64 GB devices to replace it, but was holding off for the new MacBook Pro.

There is no way I thought they would keep it stuck in the stone age with only 16 GB.  Apple will not let us run their OS on a real laptop, but they themselves won't build us a real laptop.  I am not really sure what they are thinking, but not giving us anywhere to develop is just sad and sickening at the same time.

They should give all refunds on out developer licenses which I just renewed.  Apparently for no good reason at all.

It blows my mind that we waited this long to get a toy laptop with a little bar that you can touch.  Thank goodness it is thinner.  They will be able to store more in the warehouses where they will be sitting.

What is up with the stupid thinner thing anyway.  Give me a 17" screen, thick body that has some awesome cooling fans for my 64 GB of RAM.

So my choices are …. An awesome laptop running Windows 10 - which does not run, or a toy MacBook with a stupid touch-me bar.  Yippee…. I never thought I would want to retire, but with the way the IT industry is going, you'd have to be nuts to want to be part of it.

O that's right….  I have my iPad Pro that I can program Playgrounds on…. I'll just use that!!!!

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Tad Anderson has been doing Software Architecture for 18 years and Enterprise Architecture for the past few.