The Mac Turns 20

By Julio Franco
Jan 23, 2004
  1. It was insanely great, the computer for the rest of us, and out to change the world. The Apple Macintosh marks its twentieth birthday this week, and--hubris and hype aside--the Mac has made an acknowledged impact on personal computing.

    A graphical user interface manipulated via mouse, new usability standards, still-evolving multimedia support, and simply cool design are among the Mac's credits, say industry observers, PC users, and Apple pioneers. PC World asked many longtime industry players, including some involved in the Mac's early days, what the Macintosh has taught the PC--and, essentially, the computing industry. And, on the flip side, what has the PC taught the Macintosh?

    Read more: PC World.
  2. ak_in_charge

    ak_in_charge TS Rookie Posts: 119

  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    The Mac needs to hurry up and die!!!:D
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Cool... Looking forward to reading it in it entireity...

    It's nice to see that not everyone is still locked in the "war" agissi "represents"...
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Thats what you get with these kids who's first computer they ever saw/used had Windows95 or even Windows98 on it.

    /edit - just finished reading the entire article, its worth a read if you got a few minutes. Agissi should be required to read it :)
  6. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    I represent a war? COOL!

    rofl.. you guys are so mean :p
  7. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    Will Steve Jobs and the rest of the Mac gang come with something cool up? :p
  8. androb

    androb TS Rookie Posts: 37

    PC's taught me the famous blue screen displaying errors from the operating system "Windows" lol.
  9. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    they have done a lot for the PC community. the first properly implemented GUI (historians don't quite count Xerox as one), mouse (you need it for GUI right), aesthetics (they changed how a PC doesn't have to have a dingy beige/grey color), and other things i am forgetting.

    Apple's marketing and ads are quite annoying to me however (Microsoft is just as guilty). well i can't really blame their arrogance though. if they didn't portray themselves as being infinitely more superior than Microsoft's offering, then maybe their customer and fan base wouldn't be as large. Apple makes good products, but i wish they would lower their prices a little bit and cut the crap out of their image.
  10. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    And don't forget "drag & drop" :D
  11. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,926   +185

    Umm, was it not Texas Instruments that was first?
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