The Mac Pro redesign of 2019 was one of the biggest overhauls of an Apple product since — well, ever. Nothing was left untouched, from the exterior design to the internal components. Yet nothing made Mac enthusiasts salivate more than Apple’s promise of extensive modularity. Two years later, how well has that promise been realized? Looking at the selection of what Apple offers today , you won’t find much beyond the components and modules that were initially launched in 2019. On the surface, that calls into question how serious Apple has been about following through with its promise. I spoke with a number of Mac Pro creatives who employ the $50,000 machine in their everyday professional work. Has it met their exceedingly high demands, or is its expandability far more limited than they had hoped? Setting expectations Before the Mac Pro even saw the light of day, Apple execs Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller, and John Ternus granted an interview with a number of journalists … [Read more...] about The Mac Pro promised modularity at launch. Two years later, has it delivered?
23,606. That’s the number of people who have died in drunk driving accidents during the time that it took for me to get this article published. That’s someone’s mother, father, sister, brother, or child. Worst of all? Those deaths were totally preventable. The technology that could’ve stopped them already exists. I know this because I built it. It’s here, and it’s ready to cut down the number of drunk driving deaths that happen every year. We just have to use it — but for reasons beyond my control, that’s not happening. Beyond breathalyzers For most of my life, I wasn’t particularly concerned about drunk driving — mostly because it had never affected me personally. But that changed in an instant one fateful day in 2010. A friend of mine, Tessa Conradi-Marrella, was killed by a recidivist drunk driver . She was completely sober and doing everything right. He, on the other hand, was driving recklessly with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) three times over the legal limit. He … [Read more...] about We have the tech to curb drunk driving, but invisible forces are holding it back