Hard to believe this was 9 years ago.<br><br>The link is to the flash video at Google and there is a downloadable .avi there, but it only plays in VLC and seems to have a sync problem, so I found the inline flash version the best. <br><br>
Thanks for the link, it was a good Friday Night video. I went to that MacWorld Expo. (They had OS8 T-shirts in eggs compressed down.) That was one weird speech. Steve could have taken Apple and driven it into the dirt. Why not? For the three previous years that was where Apple was heading. Not for the users but those graphs of Mac purchasing heading down and Mac clones and Gil and that Pepsi seller screwing things up so the company seemed to be circling the drain. <br><br>Steve Jobs took control of a company that could have continued to go south. But he did what we now see as the obvious. He deserves the accolades. He sold Kool-Aid but it was great Kool-Aid. It's still the best around.<br><br><br><br><br><br>(__*__)
The Microsoft deal, in retrospect, was an obvious move. Apple was fighting the good fight....Mac vs. PC and all....but that war had long been lost. Apple was slowly going under. Sad is it was, they needed Microsoft's "blessing" (curse?) to build excitement in the press and on Wall Street. Plus they got free browser and e-mail development out of it for several years. <br><br>That was when I came on board with the Mac...that original iMac that came out in '98. I don't think I will ever replicate the excitement of first learning the Mac OS and actually having stuff work. MDK...FaxStf...Clarisworks...those were the days!<br><br>
You're so right. Both the iPod and OSX have saved Apple's butt. That movie clip puts into good perspective the struggle that must have gone on to get as far as they have. They haven't lost sight of "Think Different" and searching for different markets. They were smart not to try and compete one on one with Microsoft but instead to pave their own way in the computer market.<br><br>
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Performa 630CD here. Whoa! You had a 500 mb hd? I thought mine was huge at 250 mb. <br>I still have RamDoubler. Box and all. I was going through an old desk that had quite a bit of old computer stuff and I just didn't have the heart to throw it away.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I don't think I will ever replicate the excitement of first learning the Mac OS and actually having stuff work. MDK...FaxStf...Clarisworks...those were the days!<p><hr></blockquote><p> <br>I can't replicate the fun I had learning to program in HyperCard ten years earlier. Ah, DNA Inspector in 1986 and then HyperBlast. Went to that MacWorld Expo too.<br><br><br><br><br>(__*__)
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