Re: Bondi blue memories (March 19)

I just read your rebarbative piece on the iMac and couldn’t help to wonder how long it has been since you pulled your head out of your cubicle and

looked around Apple’s world. If you were to have done so before writing that gaucherie, you would have noticed that the iMac has evolved dramatically over the past four years since its introduction as Apple’s entry level machine. It is still their entry level offering and continues to deliver the best of today’s technology and award-winning design at an affordable price point. It was and remains to be the best value for money computing buy on the market!

The next time you decide to write an article on technology perhaps you should try looking at the old vs. new offerings of Apple’s products against the backdrop of the perennially subfusc Intel based boxes. Interesting to note that so many iMacs still grace the oft dull office decor. One wonders how many 4-year-old PC machines are still in active service?

I am considering canceling my subscription to the ITBusiness.ca newsletter. If they would publish such garbage how can I remain confident in their other offerings?

Bill Tozer
Director Business Development And Alliances BC
GDS & Associates Systems Ltd.

Re: Bondi blue memories (March 19)

I think you are forgetting the fact that PCs were just gray (or white) boxes and consumers would rather have them sit on the ground collecting dust. It was just an ugly appliance that has no decorative value whatsoever — much like a washer and dryer sitting in the basement. This was just a couple years ago! PCs of that era reminded me of a Ford Model T, which “”one can get it in any colour desired, as long as it is black.””

iMac has truly brought the attention back to the consumer that a computer can be fun. Granted that the iMac was no technology tour de force. But that’s not what it was about. Steve Jobs has finally convinced the consumer that personal computer is no longer a toy for the geeks, it is part of our daily life. Be proud and show it off!

Kevin Lo
Forensic Accounting & Investigative Services
Grant Thornton LLP

Re: Bondi blue memories (March 19)

I believe you’re highly misinformed regarding the iMac.

You state: “”It’s too bad the iMac’s trend-setting design couldn’t evolve beyond its 15-inch screen size and survive the desktop market pressures.””What do you call the 17-inch eMac or the 17-inch flat panel iMac? These are “”evolved”” iterations of the original iMac.

You also state that the iMac’s design is seen as tac

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