Under The Microscope

2012 Macworld Events

Macworld | iWorld, the new name for the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, took place last week. As mentioned before on this very blog, Rogue Amoeba was there exhibiting. In addition to showing off Airfoil and Piezo alongside Quentin, Jose, Chris, and Christa (who designs a fabulous booth), I had a chance to participate in two panels on the Macworld Live stage. If you missed the show, read on for more information on the panels.

First, on Thursday, I sat down with Macworld Senior Associate Editor Dan Moren and App Cubby founder David Barnard to discuss Apple’s App Stores. Our discussion covered some well-worn territory, but also included some new thoughts based on our own success in the Mac App Store with Piezo. You can check out that discussion here, but only if you promise to ignore the goofy poster frame for the video.

On Saturday, just before the show ended, I got to have a spirited discussion with several friends. The group consisted of Guy English, Glenn Fleishman, John Gruber, and Dave Wiskus, and was led by Macworld Staff Writer Lex Friedman. We talked about some of our favorite apps as well as their flaws, and discussed software development in general. This might be one of my favorite panels I’ve participated in – preparation ahead of time led to great content. You can check it out here. You’ll again see me in the poster frame, looking slightly less goofy but also failing to notice Guy controlling an invisible marionette.

If you’re already regretting missing the show, be sure to mark your calendar for next year, when Macworld will take place January 31st to February 2nd, 2013.

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