Got the New Beta this morning and what you said in the beta updates is more or less what I suspected was going to happen. That is this book to be back-burnered until Snow Leopard is release and revise this book with the new things in Cocoa and Xcode. Only makes sense, why produce a book that would be obsolete in 1-2 months, same course as the iPhone book.
I hope what Bill Dudney suspects actually happens (Apple TV migrating to a game console of sorts) and iPhone and iPod touches becoming the controllers. Would really open up the market for coders/developers/designers. Thanx mostly in part the new resurgence of OSX and Cocoa in the past 3 years, really starting with the introduction with the first MacBook Pro (intel), but heavily picking up steam since iPhone OS 2.0.
And now, with just another 6-9 mos or so away from leaving beta (give or take a few), the Objective-J and Cappuccino framework (which Brian Marick of “Scripting with ruby”, and “Ruby Cocoa” has been really getting into), open up even more doors to Xcoders and Cocoa developers. And MacRuby as well of course. This is turning out to be an exciting time for Cocoa and Ruby developers all around.