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by David — Jan 04
Rob, the omni group develop a certain type of "technical" app (outliners, dev tools, technical and processing diagramming, etc.) It should come as no surprise that a company that specializes in the creation of technically-oriented apps should mainly attract technically-orientated customers, who will naturally tend to be up-t0-date with their software and whom actively seek out the latest and greatest.

Thus, I wouldn't think that those stats are representative of the greater Mac marketplace, where the level of tech savvy is much lower than seems to be generally appreciated by many Mac programmers.

It's important to remember that the vast majority of Mac users do not even know what a Disk Image is. (And who can blame them? It's not a disk, nor is it an image. How come Preview or Photoshop won't open the silly things?)

Programmers, being programmers, tend to view things from the technical aspect, and tend to justify their decisions accordingly. Thus, if it's easier for the programmer to design and write their code, then that must be better for the customer, right? (Even if the customer has to buy a brand new OS!)
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