|I'm still using system 7.5.5 at
I read an article in a magazine that says MacOS 7.6 doesn't have those
messages. I'm talking about those "Welcome to Macintosh", "A Happy New
Year" and "A Merry Christmas" dialogs!
I know that it's not going to effect Macintosh's function in any way, but I
think Macintosh like that is definitely boring.
People! Why don't you make a big deal out of such a important thing?
I don't care what PC people says. Turn on the switch and get whole bunch of
messages you can't even afford to read, then open spread sheet with yawning.
I don't like that kind of computer anyway.
Steve Jobs once said:
There was a research about the energy consumed when animal transfer given
distance. The result shows that bird moves most efficiently, and human being
was unfortunately down there on the list. However, once human being was
given bicycle, one became the fastest. Human being is able to amplify their
ability. Say, Mac is a bicycle of our thought. In other words, Mac can take over
the business when someone has poor ability on the subject. Make possible
what once a difficulty to us. That's where Apple is trying to reach.
The direction Apple is going is making Macintosh to be a tool that can amplify
abilityof individuals. And that is different from calculator Japanese make.
Its's a tool for our thoughts.
(once translated to Japanese, then translated to English by Georges)
Macintosh which was developed with this concept might be just a chunk of
metal, but I don't think it's just a machine like other computers. I understand
that that is why it always start with Smile Mac and "Welcome to Macintosh"
dialog, and I think those are the symbol of the idea.