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Part I : Basic Mac OS X > Exploring the New Finder

Chapter 5. Exploring the New Finder

In the mid-1990s, the wave of the future was Internet appliances. While the computer experts looked on in amusement and dismay, marketers were fixated on providing the general public with these Internet-only devices that would allow users to surf the Internet with impunity—and without all of that pesky PC overhead, such as a hard drive.

Web-only devices had one serious flaw: no audience. Businesses wouldn’t buy them because their office workers needed a more productive platform. Home users wouldn’t buy them because they needed something to help them with little Joanie’s homework, such as a word processor (or something to run their games).


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