Format wars are the frontline battles of capitalism. Two or more companies fight over your attention, wanting to bring you the same service, but using their methods. Sometimes the wars are decided by consumers on the basis of price and functionality; sometimes because one side screws up royally; and sometimes by whoever throws the most advertising money into the fight. Yet, in almost every case there’s a winner and a loser. Here’s celebrating those that valiantly tried and failed, the casualties of the format wars.
this is the kind of thing that made star wars so great to me.
also i am so fucking upset that computers don’t function like that anymore.
like. really. that guy used a space pen and giant dials to operate his computer.
send me back. i want to be with my people.
officially announcing the release of my EP: A Picture of a Sky.
Friends. Windows. This happened.
This is Mac OS 1. It came out in 1984. This UI is almost 30 years old. We’ve been using computers almost exactly the same way for 30 years.