At some point in the ‘90s, every college dorm had a Magnetic Poetry set stuck to the front of someone's mini-fridge. Verses might have been limited to the few dozen tiles that hadn't fallen behind the vent cover, but the fun wasn't in creating Walt Whitman-worthy masterpieces—it was in seeing how your creation was twisted by other people. Magnetic Poetry eventually went out of fashion, but FridgePoems looks to bring it back. However, while there may be a certain sense of nostalgia evoked here, the digital representation loses quite a bit of the fun without the kitsch and collaboration of the original.
No software defines Apple better than iTunes. From its earliest days as SoundJam MP, to its current iteration of the iTunes Store, Cover Flow, and so much more, iTunes has come a long way. This gallery covers every update to every version of iTunes, from 1.0 to 10.0.
If you are relatively new to the Mac scene, maybe having jumped on board when the iPhone hit big, you might think of Apple as a hit factory. It seems like everything that comes out of Cupertino strike big, doesn't it? However, those of us who have been around for a while remember that not every gadget Apple launched lived long enough to deserve being pushed forward into the future.
We've put together a list of Apple products that we thought were cool, and wish that they could have stuck around for longer than they did. If this is the first time you've seen some of these, marvel at the wonders and boggle at the misfits! Who knows? Maybe one of these things might return in a new form someday!
It was a fear fest of epic proportions. Magazine headlines predicted
that the end of the world would shortly befall us. They told harrowing
tales of feral computer systems going awry the minute the clock struck
midnight on January 1st, 2000--planes would fall from the sky, power
grids would fail, the global economy would crash, nuclear power plants
would go into meltdown mode, lines of communication would be cut, and
the contents of bank accounts would vanish.