Interconnected

Apple's MacOS X 10.1 is out! Is this exciting? Of course it bloody is. It's a great operating system already, and the point release is putting in all the features that I wished were there to begin with. Especially: Excellent AppleScript, which they've elevated to a full system language and given it enormous power. I'm quite keen on the web services functionality myself, but I just keep on thinking about the interfaces with Unix and all the normal Mac applications so you could do things like... Send an email with an attached image to a Mac, pick up the mail, use built-in Mac OS X image handling to resize the graphic, fire up an InDesign document and populate it with information contained in the email, also running a Perl script to glue together some more complex processing; then... print to PDF, and email the customised document back. All easily.