The Minimal Mac Book. Get it today for only $5!
As we approach the three year anniversary of Minimal Mac, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a book of my best writing on the site to date. The goal being three fold:
- For those who have been reading for a while, it is an archive of the best stuff in one professionally produced package.
- For those new to the site it is an easy way to get up-to-speed on what you have missed.
- For me, it is a way to gather and archive what I feel is my best work on Minimal Mac. Should some random meteor or freak zombie invasion take out Tumblr, well, here is the stuff I really care about.
Thus, Minimal Mac: What We Believe In was born.
Now, I wish to be very clear about what this is. Every single item in this book exists on the site as it stands — right now — for free. I have simply done the hard work for you; which is going through nearly 2000 updates and compiling the best posts, essays, and quotes into a couple of hundred pages. I then had these professionally edited and the cover, layout, and design done to make it an attractive and easy to read book.
Available now in ePub for Apple iBooks & .mobi for Amazon Kindle The cost is only $5. About the cost of a decent sandwich. Buying it not only gets you a copy of the book in both versions but also helps to support the work I do here.
Get it here…
The book is not available in any stores (iBookstore or Amazon). This is the only place you can get it. So get it now.
Here, in a nutshell, is why the Microsoft Surface is not, and can not be, disruptive:
Apple did not beat you with the iPad. They beat you with the iPad market. A market they created out of the ashes of burning netbooks, low cost laptops, and PCs that no one really liked or wanted in the first place. There simply was no other option at the time available for them to buy otherwise. Apple created that option.
Just like the iPad created a whole option, and thus, new market (the one you keep calling the “tablet market”), the only way to compete is not to get into that market but to create a whole new one. One that will suck the life out of the iPad market. Something so disruptive, so mind blowing, so magical that, like the iPad, people will form lines around the block for months to get it.
I wrote this almost a year ago. I don’t think they got the memo.
For any question you have about the future of Apple’s hardware and software, any answer that does not start with Siri or iCloud is likely, in whole or in part, wrong.