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Re: Remembering the good old days
  • 7/23/2015 12:56:58 PM
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And of course they do have the drive. In stock. USB. Sold separately.

Re: Remembering the good old days
  • 7/23/2015 12:55:19 PM
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I can see there other side a little. A DVD drive requires a large dedicated space, and discs are falling out of use. But cars without them is mind blowing.

Re: Remembering the good old days
  • 4/15/2015 5:43:23 PM
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Apple DVD lack reminds me too of many new cars now have no CD players; relying now on using a phone or other device for entertainment. I'm not sure if this is a cost cuttting move or just customer demand or lack of demand.

Re: Remembering the good old days
  • 4/3/2015 10:21:25 AM
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Ok, Nick, that is surprising, given that MacBook Pro has a version with a drive.  I think some of the timing that tech devices are discontinued has to tie back to supplies. I also think with atower, someone can always fit a drive later on, though I could be wrong with the Mac towers. Good point raised.

Re: Remembering the good old days
  • 3/31/2015 10:21:54 PM
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What's baffling is that even Apple's latest towers don't have a DVD drive. What on earth! 

Re: Remembering the good old days
  • 3/31/2015 8:58:26 PM
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Michelle, Apple still has a 13" with the DVD drive - survived the latest refresh of models.  I think next time may be it.  But I wonder how frequently people are upgrading these days. We're certainly a long way from the 286/386/486 days, and tablets have been eating into PC sales in recent years.

Re: Remembering the good old days
  • 3/31/2015 8:45:22 PM
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@Pierre I'm very impressed with javascript's growth since the old days of the web. The browser is so much more powerful these days. Delivering data has certainly changed A LOT.

Re: Remembering the good old days
  • 3/31/2015 8:41:02 PM
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Very true Michelle. I'll add that mobile devices have changed how data is deployed.  I am working with Meteor.js, learning a bit about how it blends MongoDB into the framework. That feature changes the idea of where data can be access, and changes the idea of what an app model can be.

Re: Remembering the good old days
  • 3/31/2015 4:22:27 PM
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Mobile sites were painful to use back then. I'm pleased with the modern mobile web. Mobile device browsers have made huge leaps ahead.

Re: Remembering the good old days
  • 3/31/2015 8:22:53 AM
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@tinym. Right, there were few, if any, mobile enabled websites (although there was a lot of talk about them) back then. Also, the standard websites in many cases were pretty thin (in terms of pages and content) and the web economy was in flux, post dotcom bust, and gradually feeling its way toward success.

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