This is a simply amazing piece by Horace Deidu about the history of computing and the iMac’s place in it:
The iMac is a historically significant machine. It allowed Apple to start on a new trajectory…. iMac’s design screamed “consumer product” which went from signaling inferiority to superiority. It set a standard for novelty, creativity and dynamism in the category that was considered second-rate….
The question for today is what is the new iMac? What is the enabler for change? It’s not easy to spot. It is not the thing of the future but it points to the future.
Come for the insightful analysis, but be sure to linger over the mind-blowing charts.
—Linked by Jason Snell