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Appreciating the Power Mac G5

Christopher Phin turns his sights to the design of the Power Mac G5 in his classic Apple hardware column at Macworld this week:

If we’re honest, the thing that makes many of us become Mac users in the first place is how the hardware looks. But for many, the thing that keeps us Mac users is that over the months and years of owning them we discover again and again that Apple has taken the time to think through and implement details that most wouldn’t even have thought to identify as problems that need to be solved. To draw a clumsy and unromantic analogy, it’s the difference between the first flush of lust and wonderment that attracts you to your partner, and how, over the months and years together, you discover that in a thousand tiny ways they’re far more beguiling and complex and glorious than you ever realized when you met.

Beautiful stuff. Also, you know you’ve been doing this a long time when you’re reading “classic old stuff” columns about products you covered.