Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus: With the Mac, Apple has lost its way

Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus: With the Mac, Apple has lost its way: "So now we hear rumors about a potential headless iMac, a la the failed Mac G4 Cube, which I always thought was a cool idea, because of its appliance like design. However, the Cube was, of course, hugely overpriced, and it failed horrifically. I don't know if Apple is really planning a lower-cost iMac, but I hope so. Because otherwise, it's pretty clear that the company has abandoned the ideals that drove the original Mac team. What those people accomplished twenty years ago is both monumental and inspiring. I'd like to see those qualities reappear at Apple now and replace the needlessly over-designed [computer] products that so few people can afford and so few people want. Apple will likely succeed for a while as a high-end consumer electronics company, and that's great. But it's the Mac I'm concerned with here. Anyone else remember the Mac?"

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