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Typical Fall From Grace

I have had an Apple device in my life since 1990. My first Apple computer was a Mac SE which was my second computer, the first being a Commodore 64. The Mac SE was a beautiful design, smoother, encephalon like form that was entirely contained. It was the second generation of Apple's unified hardware design, something copied only in the mid 2000's by Hewlett Packard. When Steve Jobs left Apple in the 90s we saw a diversion in Apple's aesthetic designs. They moved away from the unibody computer and moved forward with the pizza box architecture that plagued the IBM PC/x86 world. They still had the characteristic platinum coloring of their units, but now you had a bunch of boxes that ran Apple software. It all stopped looking like Apple.

Jobs continued with his own aesthetic designs at NeXT, but that did not go well. While he tried to realize the greater encephalon design (that's a computer that looks like a head, by the way), the software didn't have the stability t…