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Chapter 10. Multimedia

Until the last couple of years, polls of new and potential computer owners revealed that the primary interest in getting a computer was (if they had children) as an educational and entertainment tool for the kids, and (if they did not have children) as an educational and entertainment tool for the kids. No grownups want to admit that all they want to do is play Myst with a $1,000 machine.

As the Internet becomes a common presence in homes and office, the motivation for buying computers shifted towards going online for entertainment.


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