The Impromptu

Who Remembers NeXTSTEP?

Devout Mac users are concerned about Marzipan apps not being proper native macOS apps, but who remembers the transition from NeXTSTEP to OS X? We’ve been through major transition periods before and came out okay. We explore a bit of macOS past in today’s episode and also examine Mark Gurman’s findings at Bloomberg on what’s coming in iOS 13 and macOS 10.15.

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S5E4 – Benjamin Dreyer, DREYER’S ENGLISH

Vice president, executive managing editor, and copy chief of Penguin Random House Benjamin Dreyer talks about his new writing style guide _Dreyer’s English_, how and when to break certain writing “rules,” whether “proper” english is classist, how words become part of the language, and how the publishing industry has changed over the last 25 years. Benjamin also explains why “grey” and “gray” are two different colors.