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Hiawatha Bray on the Original iMac: ‘Too Odd to Succeed’

A little more vintage claim chowder — this serving from Hiawatha Bray, then the technology columnist for the Boston Globe, in May 1998:

Even though Apple will never be the great company it could have been, you can’t watch its recent revitalization without a sense of bittersweet fascination.

Never.

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

Astonishing.

Friday, 8 May 2020