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Life's Instant Gratifications

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Dear Apple,

I've bought iLife '09, all excited with the advertised new features like Faces in iPhoto '09, all ready to see all the face detecting and face recognizing that you've promised. After waiting for the installation and the rebooting to be done, I happily launch iPhoto '09, and discovered, sadly, that more waiting was in order. There were hundreds more minutes before I could start using Faces in iPhoto '09 as your software started scanning through my photos.

Where's my instant gratification?

You should have sneaked an update to iPhoto '08, and start doing all that scanning in the background a few weeks prior to the launch of the new version, little-by-little. Then, when your customers install and launch iPhoto '09, everything will be super-fast and super-magical, and every blogger out there can start to rain praises on you so-many-more minutes earlier.

Thank you. (With tongue somewhere in cheek.)

By Heng-Cheong Leong