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by Blain — Jan 26
We've already been through the clone issue. I still have the front bezel of a PowerComputing PowerCenter Pro 210 hanging up in my room.

What makes a Mac a Mac? It's not the processor, we've jumped families twice already. It's not the operating system, as we've already changed that as well. It's greater than the sum of its parts, it is the interoperability. It's not just the iMac hardware and OS X and the iPod. It's all of them together.

Those that say the sky is falling because Apple's only been about the central box (the computer) and not other devices have bad memories. They do not remember Newton, nor Quicktake cameras, nor ImageWriter, nor LaserWriter, nor PowerCD, nor external Superdrive (1.44Mb), nor Apple HD (20MB), nor Apple Monitors, nor...

Granted, the Quicktake never got the press the iPod does, but if anything, the Quicktake is further from the Mac than iPod; the iPod is dependent on the computer for getting new files.

Will the devices in the years to come look vastly different than the computers we use now? Undoubtedly. Will the user interface be different? Of course. But that doesn't mean they won't be Macs.
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