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Apple, 20 years ago

In 1998:

For $1,299, you came home with a 233MHz PowerPC G3 processor, 32MB of RAM, a 4GB hard drive, a 15-inch built-in monitor, and stereo speakers—all in an amazingly stylish case.

8 ways the iMac changed computing By Benj Edwards (first published in 2008) — “Apple’s most iconic desktop computer.” Popularizing the I’net, USB, floppy disk demise, and a ‘left coast’ industrial design with special appeal to the academia and the elite communities.

Twenty years on, the little box attached to the TV as a media center has nearly 10 times the clock speed, 100 times the RAM, 1000 times the mass storage, 3 – 5 times the screen size (widescreen, even), and one tenth the cost.