Siracusa is like the best eggnog

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.