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Shutdown in OS X

by Joel Spolsky
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Arno Gourdol on the design of the off button in Mac OS X: “And finally, how often do you need to manually set your computer to Sleep? I just close the lid of my MacBook and it goes to sleep: a simple mechanical, physical interaction: no need for a software command.”

Right. Here's what the current Mac OS X shut down dialog looks like:

PS: We still have a few hundred copies of Aardvark'd (the movie) in stock. That's the documentary about summer internships at Fog Creek and the making of Copilot. They make great gifts.

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