Shutdown in OS X

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.

About the author.

In 2000 I co-founded Fog Creek Software, where we created lots of cool things like the FogBugz bug tracker, Trello, and Glitch. I also worked with Jeff Atwood to create Stack Overflow and served as CEO of Stack Overflow from 2010-2019. Today I serve as the chairman of the board for Stack Overflow, Glitch, and HASH.