Did you know
- that Macintosh is the name of an apple?
- the i in iMac, iBook, iPod, iPhone, iPad etc stands for ‘internet’?
It is probably very obvious but I had no idea! These days I think the letter e for electronic is used more to denote internet…. e-commerce, email, e-marketing, eBay, ebook. And the word cyber as well – cybercrime, cybercafe, cyber terrorism.
Say what you want about Apple, the time from when Jobs came back to Apple in the mid-nineties – which started with the iMac and then moved on to the iBook, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iWatch – was explosively innovative. He made computers pretty and intuitive and innovative. Macs were featured in every movie going at the time.
I have always used PC for work and Apple at home. I find Apple, though expensive, much more intuitive and stable than PCs. At home I have an iMac, three Macbook Pros, an AirPort, a Mac mini, Apple TV, iPod, iPod mini, iPod shuffle, iPod Touch, 2 iPhones, 2 iPads, and a Newton! I also have a little Nike/Apple gidget I used to fasten to my shoelaces to count my steps. The amazing thing? All of them still work, even the very old ones!