Keep Mac user automation such as Applescript & Automator in Mac OS X
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I personally rely on a myriad of scripts to automate routine functions at my job as a graphic designer and would be lost without these time-saving scripts.
Look at some of these comments found at Michael Tsai's blog:
Does Apple care about giving users the ability to automate, simplify, and create their own solutions on Macs? Now I wonder and worry.
Whether (Sal) Soghoian’s duties will be handed over to another team member is unknown, though the decision only serves to reinforce sentiment that automation technologies are no longer a priority at Apple.
Historically, when Apple devotes fewer resources to automation, users (especially professionals) suffer.
Only Apple can decide to make this technology stay in the operating system and I hope that you will sign and share this with anyone you know who relies on Applescript and scripting technologies on Mac OS X.
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