The Cult of Mac

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No Starch Press, 2004 - Computers - 268 pages
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There is no product on the planet that enjoys the devotion of a Macintosh computer. Famously dedicated to their machines, many Mac fans eat, sleep, and breathe Macintosh. The Cult of Mac is the first book about Macintosh culture, arguably the largest distinct subculture in computing.

Written by Wired News managing editor Leander Kahney, The Cult of Mac is an in-depth look at Mac users and their unique, creative, and often very funny culture. Like fans of a football team or a rock group, Macintosh fans have their own customs, with clearly defined obsessions, rites and passages. From people who get Mac tattoos and haircuts, to those who furnish their apartments with empty Mac boxes, this book details Mac fandom in all of its forms.

The paperback edition includes an all-new chapter about the iPod, updates throughout, and new photos that reflect current Apple technology.

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User Review  - Faintdreams - LibraryThing

A fascinating History of the Macintosh and Apple computers focussing on the users, innovators and advocates of the technology. Full of glossy colour photographs and lots of personal testimonials The ... Read full review

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User Review  - csixty4 - LibraryThing

Four years later, this coffee table book is better as a time capsule than hip decor. It dates back to when the first LCD iMac (the one with the monitor on an arm) came out and the iPod was relatively ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Leander Kahney is the Managing Editor at Wired News, where he originated the wildly popular Cult of Mac blog. He treats his subjects with insight and humor and his experiences interacting with Mac fanatics and attending Mac events around the world are highly entertaining. Before joining Wired, Kahney was a senior writer at MacWeek, and he has written for numerous publications, including Wired Magazine, Scientific American, and the London Guardian. Kahney is also the author of The Cult of iPod (No Starch Press).

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