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  1. The Exceptional iMac G4: Ten years later - Macworld Wasn't this also the cute little Pixar icon that hopped across the screen and drove the letter i of the Logo into the ground replacing it? Nope, that was an adorable little animated white desk lamp. Pixar was spun off by Lucas Films in 1986 with funding by Apple, Inc cofounder, Steve Jobs (who became Pixar's majority shareholder, and later sold to Walt Disney Company in 2006. That is such a precious thing to see that little animation on all Pixar films. Those Pixar animators can animate anything! And the Youtube video below actually shows why they use that adorable little animated white desk lamp animation for the Logo on all their productions. I love it! Very small video, little over 2 min long (good to know for those of us on capped bandwidth). Why Pixar's Logo includes a Lamp - Youtube Adorable... But I digress, back to the revolutionary, yep, revolutionary, G4 iMac. Yes, it was revolutionary, ground breaking, exceptional for the day ... 10 yrs ago in January 2002! Apple also introduced iPhoto for the first time at the same time as the new iMac G4, as well as making the ground breaking move to from CRTs to flat screens. And writable DVDs (first optical "Super Drive" featuring writable DVDs -- as you will remember the "Combo Drive" was CD/DVD but only the CD was writable, the DVD side was read only). The new iMac G4 also shipped with AppleWorks 6 (an Office-like productivity suite), PCalc 2 (scientific calculator software), World Book Encyclopedia, and Otto Mattic (a 3D action game). And it the first iMac to boot by default to OS X (10.1 Puma) instead of Mac OS 9. Interesting to note that all this was happening just as the original iPod revolution was getting under way. More in my BambisMusings Blog posting.
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