Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Salon.com Technology | Hallelujah, the Mac is back

Salon.com Technology | Hallelujah, the Mac is back: "Twenty-one years ago this month, Steve Jobs, Apple Computer's theatrical co-founder, launched the company's annual shareholder meeting in Cupertino, Calif., by quoting Dylan: 'For the wheel's still in spin/ And there's no tellin' who that it's namin'/ For the loser now/ Will be later to win/ For the times they are a-changin'.' Then, after a brief diatribe on the stupidity and villainy of IBM, Apple's main rival at the time, Jobs cast himself as the hero in a near-epic, if ultra-geeky, battle between good and evil: 'It is now 1984,' he said. 'It appears that IBM wants it all ... IBM wants it all, and is aiming its guns at its last obstacle to industry control, Apple. Will Big Blue dominate the entire computer industry? The entire information age? Was George Orwell right?'"

Fun roundup of pro-Mac perspectives, via Scoble (who amusingly attributes it to Slate rather than Salon). Also amusingly: I had to use IE to view the page; Firefox choked on Salon's ad-spam.
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