I know that Mac and PC users have been fighting a long time, but I never knew the situation was this complex. Im getting my first Mac soon, and in my anticipation I was checking Macworld videos on youtube, and what I came across was insane, disturbing, inspiring, epic, annoying, interesting, boring, cool, and much more, all at the same time. First, of all, the Macworld 1997 is the most shocking! Damn, this video is crazy. Suddenly Steve Jobs come on the scene, and apparently he has been away for 12 years.. He was fired from his own company, then made pixar(Toy Story) and then Pixar was bought by apple, but Apple was nearly bankrupt, and everyone said they where dying. But.. Jesus. They are booo'ing at him. he tries to save his company by parterning with microsoft... He acknowledges microsoft, but the crowd hates him for it. I always thought macworld was a hype convention where steve jobs told everyone how great he and apple was, but here he is talking about all the problems.. he is admitting everything. it all seems hopeless. how the hell would they recover from this. it almost seemed like they lost their souls and allowed microsoft to buy them out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEHNrqPkefI&feature=related Then comes 1998... he seems more relaxed(but sick).. apparently dramatic things have happened. people are not boo'ing anymore when Microsoft is named. they even had profitable quarters! 3 in a row! part 1 from new york; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Mt79UR4SxM&feature=related I dont know what event this is from, but Jobs is wearing a suit, so I dont think its from macworld 98.. but apparently it is from the year 98. Its the first Imac ever. I am excited because I am getting a aluminium Imac soon. Its fun to see the machines history. But I know this computer. I have seen it many times before, and I have always believed it was one of the most iconic computers of all time. it got a 90s look to it now, but at the time, I can imagine it really was something from the future... witchcraft. forbidden technology: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BHPtoTctDY&feature=related Then comes 99... introduction of Ibook... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdpRSj7tLiY&feature=related < everything seems better, and optimism is much higher. I really love in this video, where he pays major tribute to one of the Sony founders.. that was really nice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNLXxEuPmRg&feature=related And there it just goes up and goes up and goes up. But what I thought was strange was this... documentary "how microsoft REALLY became the marked leader"! part 1; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhjVidOFqBo and part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FytWjEd2gcg&feature=related ¨You know... Watching this, its hard to really get a clue about steve jobs. He sometimes seems like an ego centric guy, who cares nothing but power, and it seems like he hates microsoft even though numerous times that they helped save his company. And in all this time when he badmouths bill gates, who just seems like a nice guy who is not hostile or mean at all towards anyone, it just makes steve jobs seem like a really nasty and mean guy. but then you see something like this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc awesome awesome awesome speach from standford university, and it just makes me think that the guy is incredible and awesome. its hard to get my head around apple and its history. I am only 21 years old, so I got no concept of what Apple 2 means to you older guys, who know about the mac history. I dont understand really what apple, and apple users went through in the 90s, and how it has shaped up. Sure, since coming to this site, I can see the notion that Apple is getting a bit bigger over time, and Ipod helped it aswell, but.. well, yeah. Its just hard to figure out, thats all.