1999 – When the iMac first came out, you either loved it or you hated it. Most of the people who loved it, loved it because of its all-in-one case design, low price, good software, and really cool color. Most of the people who hated it, hated it for two reasons: It’s a Mac, and it had USB (or universal serial bus).
The first problem really isn’t a problem, because anyone who wouldn’t buy a computer because it was a Mac probably still owns a Ford Model T and can’t wait until DOS version 2.0 is realized.
The second problem isn’t really a problem anymore, because although in the dark ages of August 1998 there were few USB devices, now there are many.
There weren’t many USB devices a year ago, because many companies thought that USB and the iMac wouldn’t catch on, so they were reluctant to produce USB devices. But as the iMac got more popular, USB devices kept getting cheaper and cheaper, because there are many of them on the market now.
Now there really aren’t any devices that you will have to do without if you decide to convert to the iMac and it USB. There’s a wide variety of printers, scanners, cameras, removable storage, and other such items.
Just recently Diamond systems has announced that the very popular (and controversial) Rio portable MP3 player will be released in a Universal Serial Bus version (the Rio 500). To make it even cooler, it will come in the five translucent iMac flavors.
But that’s not all – a new USB flavored Iomega Zip 250 drive will be released. Also, there are new scanners, CD-Rs, speakers, faster SuperDisk drives, and barcode scanners for the iMac. In fact, most of them even come in a cool Bondi-ish color – or in all five iMac flavors.
Now all you Model T owners out there can sit at your non-USB computers and use your punch cards and criticize us USB Mac owners, but I’m sticking with my iMac – and its USB.
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