I can't believe I just purchased this Win-centric **********
The 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator hardly works with ANYTHING on the Mac!
I had no idea this company was such a Microsoft kowtow. Hopefully Mac users might come across this before wasting their money on this garbage.
Interestingly enough I got a bad, bad feeling in the pit of my stomach just as soon as I saw the graphics under the 3Dconnexion's Mac OS X preference pane. They were those super-chintzy Windows-esque/Sun Java-esque horrible quality graphics you'd expect from Windows '95. That's almost ALWAYS a sign that the Mac was a total afterthought for the company producing the telltale signs of crap-quality.
How any real artist puts up with using tools on such an uninspiring, substandard ********** like Windows is beyond me. My best guess is that it's because of the Architects and Autodesk. Architects because they're often either overly logical, utilitarians with scant amounts of creativity or they simply caved at some point and started sucking from the teet of what they call pragmatism in an attempt to alleviate the fear of seeking originality. How do I know? My father was an Architect, and he and almost every associate or whatever else Architect of his I met had each pulled their very own personal con-jobs on none other than themselves. Sure they had cute little hobbies allowing them to "safely" practice their passions, but Architecture, mostly boring utilitarianism, sapped them of their core creative energies. It all reeked of what some call "YuNuDef" or the "Yuppie Nuremberg Defense."
As for reasons as to why Autodesk (and companies like this one) are so quick to kneel down and service the Windows user-base on an almost exclusive basis is rather simple: they're **********. Plain and simple. The don't care about quality at all, they simply want to move the largest amounts of garbage they can out the door which will maximize the bottom line. There is no balance. Love for their work, their craft, their products is a completely foreign concept to them. They never understood that the journey itself is the beauty. Always considered with the end and again, the bottom, the bottom line. And it shows.
Into the storage closet you go you **********
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