Mainly because there was the impression since Pixo was acquired by Sun Microsystems that Sun now had control of iPod development.Mudbug said:upon downloading and reading the attached .pdf to this story, the first thing that comes to my mind is "A SLIMMED DOWN VERSION OF OS X?" Then question 2 is if the system has been "closed" this whole time, why open it now, for this?
I felt the same way about SNOBOL when I first saw the name way back when. I'm surprised that it's actually still going strong after so many years.nagromme said:...
Anyway, it's cool that people can now write new iPod apps... but I thought it was a hoax at first from the acronym SNOJOB
me 2!mainstreetmark said:Well, crap! This may derail my valiant attempts to get Obj C all into my brain. I wish they'd provide the sourcecode in it's entirety so I could actually get this thing onto my iPod without (*shutter*) typing it in manually.
You have no idea how pished off I am at this.....grr...invalidname said:You've been had.
BTW, I talked to Tim at WWDC and he was floored by how many people fell for it, though to be fair, the April issue of MacTech shipped in mid-June, so readers weren't on their toes.
And why would it include detailed code snippets and notes, but no actual jokes in it? Even the language SNOBOL is apparently real. In the end I fell for the hoax--but then again, it's July...mainstreetmark said:Why would you doubt it? It doesn't seem like someone would write a 12-page PDF with a fictional language as a joke.