Historical Technology Books - 37 in a series - MacWorld April 1984 Premier Issue
I wrote a couple of freelance articles for Macworld over the years. It was one of my regular monthly purchases and reads during my time in the IT trenches. — Douglas
A New World
Imagine how the fifteenth-cen- tury explorers felt as the first news from the newly dis- covered Western Hemisphere trickled back to Europe. That is the only analogy that approxi- mates the excitement and won- der that I feel about the launching of the Macintosh computer.
As a computer journalist and adventurer, I’ve had the good fortune to serve as an explorer, historian, and guide during the recent unprecedented expan- sion of the personal computer world. When I had my first ex- perience with the Macintosh, however, I realized that all my previous explorations had cov- ered only one continent.
No machine has ever been scaled so perfectly for the indi- vidual user and for the adven- turesome spirit in such an accessible form. I confidently predict that the Mac will change forever our ideas about work and creativity — as well as the way we think about com- puters. The Mac represents a new frontier in computing, and it’s open for all of us to explore, whether we’re computer novices or experts.