The Mac is almost 25 years old. This is really remarkable in today’s technology/branding landscape. This one product has held on for so long while so many others have come and gone. What will a Macintosh look like in another 25 years? If we look purely at specs and compare the original Mac 128K with today’s base model 24" inch iMac (we feel that the iMac line is closest to the original idea) we get a pretty crazy machine – below:
|Screen||9 inch B&W||24 inch color||64 inch (3D?)|
|Disk Storage||400K Floppy||250GB Hard Drive||64PB (SSD?)|
|Weight||16lbs||25 lbs||36 lbs|
|Networking||Appletalk 230Kb/s||Ethernet 1Gb||4Tb/s (Wireless?)|
|Power Consumption||60 W or 205.2 BTU||120 W||240 W|
Of course a lot of this would never happen. How do you see the Mac of 2034?