For millions, the Mac is far more than a computer: It’s a passion, an obsession, a cult. Now that cult’s been documented brilliantly. If you’ve ever smiled back at a happy Mac startup icon (or mourned its absence), you will love The Cult of Mac.
Here are the Mac tattoos, the mods and macquariums, the collectors and fantasy Mac designers. Here are Macs in movies (notice how the good guys always get ’em?). Here’s the semiotic significance of the two Steves, and the free-love commune that became Northern California’s biggest Mac dealer.
From long-forgotten Macworlds to brand-new iPods, here’s the whole Mac cultural experience, bound between two hard covers: perfect for your coffee table, or for burying in a time capsule so your grandkids will see what it was really like. Otherwise, they’ll never believe you. Bill Camarda, from the December 2004 Read Only