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Thirty Years of Fetch — Fetch
"Fetch’s longevity has been a continual surprise to me. Most application software has the life expectancy of a field mouse. Of the thousands of other Mac apps on the market on September 1, 1989 I can only think of four (Panorama, Word, Excel and Photoshop) that are still sold today. Fetch 1.0 was released into a world with leaded gasoline and a Berlin Wall; DVD players and Windows 95 were still in the future. The Fetch icon is a dog with a floppy disc in its mouth; at this point it might as well be a stone tablet."

I always love reading about properly long-lived tools. I remember using Fetch in the late 90s at school, I think.
apple  ftp  software  fetch  history 
14 days ago by infovore
FtpMustDie - Greg's Wiki
"But this would be a sad and pitiful rant indeed if I focused solely on the age of the protocol... No, my reasons for disparaging FTP are more substantive." A good reference to point at the next time I lose my rag at having to use insecure FTP.
ftp  security  protocols  computing  obsolescence 
january 2012 by infovore
Panic - Transmit - The ultimate Mac OS X FTP + SFTP + S3 app
Transmit 4 is looking really good; Transmit Disk, especially.
macosx  transmit  application  ftp  software  panic 
april 2010 by infovore
Stairways Software: Download Links
Another OSX FTP app that works on Jaguar. Fed up with crappy FTP applications!
ftp  macapp  osx  osxapp 
october 2004 by infovore

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