March 30, 2005
The Mac is Back

Paul Graham likes Macs (“A bit late,” says Wes Felter, “but I always like to see a new convert.”), and so do many other hackers, whether they're coding or designing the applications that are part of what is coming to be known as “Web 2.0”.

And it's true, this does seem a little strange:

The intervening years have created a situation that is, as far as I know, without precedent: Apple is popular at the low end and the high end, but not in the middle. My seventy year old mother has a Mac laptop. My friends with PhDs in computer science have Mac laptops. And yet Apple's overall market share is still small.

I know that I was a little shocked when I walked into the robotics lab at U of C and saw that they were using Macs (not to mention Lisp). Two years later, I was one of those people poring over volumes of Inside Macintosh.

Posted by jjwiseman at March 30, 2005 12:44 AM

Um, this is something of a side question, but what exactly is "Web 2.0"? Is it more than marketecture?

Posted by: James on April 1, 2005 02:48 PM
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