Jan. 1984: How critics reviewed the Mac (via 37Signals). Obviously some of the critics comments are eye-rolling now, but I found Bill Gates' comments the most insightful. Not in terms of the MAC or Apple, but into Microsoft's philosophy. Each new version of Windows has always called for more RAM, disk space and faster processors. Instead of fine tuning and simplifying their code, the engineers have just piled on more and more code into their last gigantic trash heap called "Vista". Gates and the rest of his gang never really learned that limitation drives creativity.
"Anybody who could write a good application on a 128K Mac deserves a medal." - Bill Gates on the new MAC - 1984