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. Apple's machines have legions of loyal, sometimes demented fans. The Cult of Mac surveys the devoted following that has grown up around Macintosh computers. Like fans of a football team or a rock group, Macintosh fanatics have their own subculture, with clearly defined obsessions, rites, and passages. Famously dedicated to their computers, many Mac fans eat, sleep, and breathe the Macintosh. Fans who get Mac tattoos and haircuts, people who attend Apple Store openings like they are Grateful Dead shows, counterculture icons who love the Mac, people who turn old Macs into aquariums (or bongs), Ellen Fein lookalike contests, erotic fiction featuring Steve Jobs; it's all here. Technology reporter Leander Kahney exposes all sides of Mac fanaticism, from the innocuous to the insane.

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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 an editor at Wired News, where his Cult of Mac blog is a reader favorite. Previously, Kahney covered Apple and the Mac community for Wired News. 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. Kahney's work introduces an element of warmth not usually associated with technology reporting.

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