I have just finished reading John Siracusa’s review of Apple’s Mac OS X 10.5, a.k.a. Leopard. It came out… last night, I guess, and there have been links to it all over the Internet all day. It was, as is usual for his reviews of the Apple OS, excellent. Detailed, opinionated, funny, sensible, long, filled with screenshots and movies (and, happily, a drop down table of contents to skip some of the more… esoteric, stuff).
I waited all day to read it, until I had gotten some tasks done, and until I had some moments guaranteed to myself to savor it. I feel about his reviews like this: at the grocery store last weekend, I saw that the eggnog has been rolled out in the milk aisle. I love eggnog, especially a (local?) variety called Milknog. When I buy it (and I haven’t yet) I will leave it in the fridge all day, waiting until my tasks are done, until I have a moment to savor it fully. Because there is so much fat in this stuff that you can’t have too much of it.
John Siracusa is like eggnog to me. I anticipate it, and the savoring is better the longer I have waited.
If you have any interest in the Mac OS, you owe it to yourself to read his review. His passion is the passion of the Mac user, and his annoyances, his delights, those are, too. Feel free to skip around.