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Beth Stackpole
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Re: More than just toys and plastics
Beth Stackpole   5/21/2012 7:23:27 AM
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@CadmanLT: My guess is that the consumer-oriented printing services may not be as precise as some of the manufacturing-oriented print services like RedEye and others. I could be wrong, but I would imagine those manufacturing hardcore parts would have some real questions.

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Re: More than just toys and plastics
Cadman-LT   5/20/2012 6:15:36 PM
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I guess that kind of begs the question: how precise are they?

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Re: More than just toys and plastics
Cadman-LT   5/20/2012 6:12:49 PM
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That is very interesting. I can see how it would be so perfect for jewelry makers too!

 I used to be a machinist, so I know making some specific parts would be easier this way, so long as you could hold tolerances that is. 

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Re: Robots strolling in the grass
Rob Spiegel   5/10/2012 1:38:42 PM
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Yes, I think you're right, Ann, about ti being harder to go from Mac to PC than the reverse. I has surprised me to see friends recently have trouble with Apple. This includes the iPhone and the iPad. I still find Apple fairly easy. I thought the Blackberry was way more difficult than the iPhone.

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Ann R. Thryft   5/9/2012 3:33:44 PM
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I'm still on a PPC, although it's UNIX-based OSX, and that's not as intuitive as the proprietary System 9 and previous generations, either in the OS or in Word. The few times I've tried to use my husband's Intel OSX it's been a lot worse. OTOH, switching from either platform to the other requires a lot of adjustment, although it's apparently a lot worse from Mac to PC than the reverse.


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Rob Spiegel   5/9/2012 2:58:41 PM
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Do you still find that Apple is more intuitive? I have a handful of friends who switched over tro Apple during the past year. They were having a hard time adjusting.

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Re: Robots strolling in the grass
Ann R. Thryft   5/9/2012 2:54:12 PM
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The graphics and publishing programs on PCs are still not good enough, AFAIK, all publishing art departments use Macs. Re editorial, I think the main reason was cost. As a writer, Mac is just plain easier and more intuitive to use, even after the switch to Intel and OSX (although much less so than on the PPC platform).


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Re: Robots strolling in the grass
Rob Spiegel   5/9/2012 2:43:39 PM
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Yes, I spent a period where I was Mac as well. But then I started getting issued PCs. The reason editorial works with PC is becasue they're less expensive, and if you're primary use is Word and the Internet, the PCs are good enough. As for art, for years they insisted on Mac because the graphis and publishing programs that worked on PCs were not adequate to the job.

That's the story I got anyway. 

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Re: Robots strolling in the grass
Ann R. Thryft   5/7/2012 1:48:33 PM
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That divide between PCs for editors and Macs for art continued for a long time. I always wondered why, since the Mac is much preferred by nearly all other writers I've known. I was the only editor admittedly writing on a Mac for a long time.

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Re: More than just toys and plastics
Beth Stackpole   5/7/2012 8:07:36 AM
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@cadmanLT: Actually, I think they've come a way in terms of offering alternative kinds of materials other than the plastics. Some of the 3D printing services like Shapeways specialize in metal material choices--they're big in for consumer-oriented innovators like jewelry makers.

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