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Apple Innovation: 1993 vs. 2003

1 January 2013 1,544 views 7 Comments

How many ways are there to measure time? Back in 1993, Apple innovation was the benchmark in notebook computers, the one to follow, just as it is in 2013

How many ways are there to measure time? Back in 1993, Apple innovation was benchmark in notebook computers, the one to follow, just as it is in 2013. Back then, it was the PowerBook 165 and, today, the MacBook Air is the template pretty much every competitor follows.

And, how about that great big gray hunk of plastic?

The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 165 features a 33 MHz 68030 processor, 4 MB of RAM, either an 80 MB or 160 MB hard drive, and an internal 1.44 MB floppy drive in a compact portable case with a 9.8″ grayscale passive-matrix displayEverymac.com.

So, how do you measure time? In the case of notebook computers, we can count the inches, pounds and hours of useable battery that have been lost and gained.

Yes, Apple innovation feels pretty good here in 2013, though there are a couple girls back in ’93 I would like to say “hello” to…

What’s your take?

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