On having to pay over a thousand smackeroos to release SPITBOL on the iMAC for free

As noted in recent posts, I have just paid over $100 to enter the Apple iMAC developer program.

While I am able to develop SPITBOL releases for most computers I can think of using my trusty Unbuntu boxes, Apple has proprietary hardware, and so I just forked over an additional $900 to buy a refurbished iMAC:

Refurbished MacBook Air 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Originally released October 2010
13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display

4GB memory
128GB of flash storage

NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics

Built-in iSight Camera

I have thus paid over one thousand dollars out of pocket — and after-tax — so I can give away SPITBOL for the Mac!

And I thought open-source was free…

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