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Tuesday, January 30, 2001
SharkyExtreme Looks at Apple Innovation
1:16 PM | Lucian Fong | Comment on this story

Many of us know that Apple has been the driving force of innovation over the history of personal computing, notably with the introduction of the iMac. Unfortunately PC users continue to boo, hiss, and litter Apple's stage with rotten tomatoes regardless of what Apple does. SharkyExtreme has taken on the unenviable task of preaching the fact of Apple innovation to their hardcore PC audience. The author, Jon Simon, examines many Mac-first features that have gradually made it to the PC, such as the windowed GUI and the wave of translucent computers and peripherals. Here is a clip:

You may think that Apple makes nothing but cute toys, you may never touch a Mac, you may even think that Mac coverage has no place on a PC hardware site, but Apple has been bringing innovative products to market and pushing computer technology forward for over two decades. While Apple products have failed on the market many times, with the Newton handheld device as a prime example, others have picked up on Apple's ideas and turned them into PC standards, just as 3Com did when they made the PalmPilot.
Simon puts a positive spin on many of the things Apple has done, like eliminating proprietary I/O ports and the inclusion of wireless networking on all Macs (oddly, he does not mention the omission of the floppy drive). Surf on over to SharkyExtreme to read the rest of the article. It is certainly a departure from the usual range of topics Sharky covers.

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