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Macintosh

Apple’s seminal product that revolutionised the computing industry by incorporating a GUI interface in the operating system. The first primitive Mac, produced in 1984, had the same basic elements now considered standard for all PCs—e.g., software formats like “pull-down” menus, “point-and-shoot” commands, and icons to represent files, programs and landmarks on the desktop, as well as hardware elements such as a mouse to navigate through the software and straightforward screen displays. Macs and modern PCs are “user friendly”, designed so that technologically unsophisticated consumers are able to use computers without the need to understand their internal workings.
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As both Sexing the Cherry and The PowerBook reveal that through acts of fantasy we can actually imagine and live a different kind of life, becoming "someone else in time, grafted onto something better and stronger," (42) they simultaneously reconfigure dominant constructions of the human.
The PowerBook line includes three models: the 1.5 GHz 12-inch PowerBook with an 8X SuperDrive and the new 1.67 GHz 15- and 17-inch PowerBooks with an 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support.
'Before the Powerbook 100 all the keyboards were at the very front of the computer.
You're left with a recipe for tomato sauce, some poor grammar ("the strange story of you and I") and a stage full of tulips, which is the closest "The PowerBook" ever comes to eliciting bouquets.
Sir Chris even took along a computer game to help him relax - Warcraft 2 on the PowerBook. "It's my favourite strategy war game," he says.
"This new DVD-Video Kit lets us offer PowerBook G3 users cool new software that enables them to view the latest movies wherever they are," said Phil Schiller, vice president of worldwide product marketing.
With ISJS, students can create journal entries on their PowerBook, then electronically send them to a centralized Silicon Graphics server, where others can review the entries and make comments.
And she did, filing a couple of digital photo features each day -- of course being careful to conserve the battery power in her APNC 2000E camera and PowerBook.
What about the Gold Card, PowerBook, power-suit combo that will, we hear, take you at least up to the glass ceiling--not quite equality, but a lot further from the village gates than Jane Austen ever dreamed of getting?
unveiled the PowerBook 5000 and 2000 series of notebook computers based on the PowerPC 603e processor.
This piece is being written on a United Airlines DC-10 at 35,000 feet on an Apple PowerBook 150.