Up until now, the vast majority of computers have been designed for the hobbyist tinkerer. It's quite a feat for such a device to have had so much success: according to recent survey, over a billion of them are currently in use today.
Friday 5 February 2010
Tuesday 2 February 2010
When Steve Jobs introduced the Mac back in 1984, it was designed to revolutionise the way people interacted with computers. They would no longer need to type in arcane combinations of letters and numbers to get anything done. Instead, they'd click on images on the screen.
Friday 29 January 2010
Of course it's not going to happen tomorrow, but I definitely think that its days as a relevant mainstream operating system are dwindling. High end users and content creators will still need it, but Apple is mostly a consumer company and Mac OS X is just too complex for that segment of the population. It'll be relegated to a very niche market.