Vintage 1998 Hiawatha Bray Claim Chowder

1998 Hiawatha Bray column, lamenting the lack of a floppy drive in the original iMac:

The iMac doesn’t include a floppy disk drive for doing file backups or sharing of data. It’s an astonishing lapse for Jobs, who should have learned better. […]

There’s still time for Apple to wise up, before the iMac goes into full production.

Just in case you’ve ever doubted whether critics really did think the iMac’s lack of a floppy drive was a dealbreaker. (Thanks to Dan Morris.)

Sunday, 8 November 2015