Ars recently posted a collection of John Siracusa’s write-ups of each OS X release. Going back and reading about the quirks of how older versions behaved is like stepping into a time machine. OS X has come a long way in 15 years, and these write-ups were there every step of the way.
“Long form” doesn’t even begin to cover it—a Siracusa review could stretch to a CMS-breaking 30,000 words and beyond (we’ve even added a special section into the Ars CMS containing some Siracusa-specific feature requests). To put that length in some context, Stephen King’s The Gunslinger runs about 55,000 words—not that much longer than a solid Siracusa review. Each one is a deep well of insight, providing not just raw information and impressions but also context. Siracusa’s informed musings on the OS X Finder even made waves among developers and managers at Cupertino.