Evolution of computers

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by ChrisH3677, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

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    The attached image is a more detailed one of one i did 12 mths ago comparing 1984 and 2003 computers.

    It made me feel sick in the stomach to see how the PC industry had screwed me and not given half a rats to innovation and improving the user experience.

    Apple really do lead the way in re-thinking the personal computer.
     

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  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Amen to that. But remember its the job of the "PC" makers to copy Apple's innovations.

    I am still amazed to the progress that has been made in 20 years. Can you imagine what computers will be like 20 years from now???

    Aside, I am amazed as to the progress the entire medical industry has made as a result of computers. Research, Imaging, etc. have really aided us in learning how we can all live fuller, longer and relatively healthy lives.
     
  3. TimDaddy macrumors 6502

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    It's interesting how much the 2003 on the PC side (sony?) looks like the 1997 on the Mac side (20th anniv.?). I never noticed the cosmetic similarity before.
     
  4. ChrisH3677 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The thing that struck me when I first did this was how PCs sold today, except for being slimmer, don't look any different to 20 years ago - and for the first years are all but identical. Sickening.



    The 2003 PC is an IBM (as is the 1984).

    The 1997 Mac is the 20th Anniversary one which was unique at the time and still looks quite futuristic - in fact it looks a like like I expect of the next iMac.

    Below is a more conventional Mac from 97.

    PS When I first did the 1984/2003 evolution and looked at it, that was the moment I finally decided I MUST get a Mac. I had to support the company that was innovating and taking the industry forward.
     

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