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By Jason Snell

Where’s the party?

I was listening to last week’s episode of the Accidental Tech Podcast this morning and was struck by Marco Arment’s description of how it feels to be a Mac user when Apple rolls out major updates to the iPad, as happened this week. Marco said it was like being next door to a fun party, but you’re by yourself and nothing’s happening.

Now, it’s not true that nothing is happening on the Mac. In fact, the last few years have shown that Apple has re-committed itself to the Mac after a few years where it seems to have taken its eye off the ball. Just this week, the MacBook Air got an update that makes it unequivocally the best Mac for most people.

But I get what Marco’s talking about. The truth is, the iPad is still a platform that’s under construction. Nineteen years ago this week, Mac OS X 10.0 was released.…

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