MacVoices #21157: MacVoices Live! - 1Password, Electron, and Why It Does (or Doesn't) Matter (1)

published 1 month ago by Chuck Joiner

The MacVoices Live! panel took on the furor over 1Password’s new beta version that is written in Electron. What is Electron (and Rust), does it matter, and why should you care? Mike Schmitz, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, Mark Fuccio, Jim Rea, David Ginsburg, and Brittany Smith all have thoughts and they aren’t all the same either. (Part 1)  This edition of MacVoices is sponsored by Smile, the makers of TextExpander for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Find out more at TextExpander.com/podcast and SmileSoftware.com/podcast. Show Notes: Guests: Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter on LinkedIn. Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, and jeffgamet on LinkedIn. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. He is also President of the Suburban Chicago Apple Users Group. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65. Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he's probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, and find everything at VertShark.com. Mike Schmitz is an Apple fanboy, coffee snob, and productivity junkie who is intent on teaching people how to be more productive. His newest effort is He is the Executive Editor for The Sweet Setup, a site dedicated to reviewing and recommending the very best Mac and iOS apps, and is the creator of FaithBasedProductivity, where he teaches his personal approach to getting more done. Mike lives in Wisconsin with his wife and 4 crazy boys and is the author of Thou Shalt Hustle. He is also the co-host of the Bookworm podcast and (probably) spends too much time on Twitter. You can find all his projects on his personal web site, MikeSchmitz.me, including his new podcast with his wife Rachel at IntentionalFamily.fm. Follow him on Twitter as @_MikeSchmitz. Brittany Smith is a cognitive neuroscientist who provides a variety of consulting services through her business, Devise and Conquer that includes ADD/ADHD coaching, technology coaching, productivity consulting, and more. She is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”, and holds a M.S. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator. Check out her latest project, a YouTube channel of tech tips. Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter.   Links: Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon           Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:           Twitter:     

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