24 years ago, Steve Jobs made sexy tech again

Tech is sexy, or at least it can be, and that’s mostly thanks to Steve Jobs and the iMac, which was unveiled 24 years ago (opens in new tab) this week.

Your options for home and office computing in 1998 were dull and duller. So-called white-box PCs dominated the personal computing landscape. They were invariably white or beige rectangles, featuring multiple removable storage slots, a grill to let some air move over the large motherboards, and giant CRT monitors balanced on top of them. The keyboard and mouse were rote efforts that got the job done.

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