Well, humph, Apple, is well, updating in a rather… um… “Redmondian” way. The OS X 10.3.9 update has done a few things to Safari (I still cannot find the supposed HTML editor, but viewing RSS feed URLs looks even worse in the browser window).
But here is a real kicker. While updating my new blog feed links, I noticed the default WP theme uses the URL notation:
and clicking that link in Mac OS X 10.3.9 presents this lovely pitch:
Yuck. Bad form. Okay, it hardly affects most links, and I have adjusted my footer template to just link directly to the RSS URL. But what does this sort of alert box really do for Apple?
I love my Mac, I love Apple design and products, we have Tiger on order, but things like this and the stupid QuickTime Pro registration box that pops up on my PeeCee (I have QT Pro on the working Mac) is just bad form. But hey, what do I know about business and marketing?
The post "Don’t feed: the Tiger" was originally yanked out of the teeth of a rabid chicken at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2005/04/dont-feed/) on April 27, 2005.