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Monday, January 26, 2004

Mac at 20
The Apple Macintosh celebrated the 20th anniversary of its introduction on January 24. Steve Jobs responded to a few interview questions from Macworld in recognition of the landmark, and longtime Mac journalist Ric Ford of the Macintouch website authored a 20th anniversary. Entitled "Communication, Control and Collaboration," Ford had the following to say on the future of the Mac, and technology, in general:


The only thing that's clear about the decade ahead is that we're going to need extraordinary tools to counter both legal and illegal demand for control over our individual computers, activities and wallets.

And the only solution I can imagine at the moment is a revolutionary system for collaboration. Only by working together effectively are we likely to be able to solve the biggest problems and overcome the biggest obstacles that face us. Fortunately, the Internet offers the necessary foundation.

Certainly, email is a great tool for collaboration, while systems like iCal are starting to extend scheduling across the Internet, and electronic voting is taking its first, shaky steps. But imagine something much more advanced, a system for collaboration that would be as revolutionary as the Mac was for its user interface and the Internet was for its connectivity.

How about taking technology like that used for Battle.net or Napster and turning it to resolving conflicts and problems? Surely we can apply technology effectively in the future to advance collaboration, just as Apple applied technology in the past to publishing.

That would really take us "beyond the box"....



:: posted by Sarah, 5:21 PM

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