David Pogue

Technology Columnist, New York Times

Toward Mac OS XX
50 minutes, 22.9mb, recorded 2004-10-28
Topics: Apple
It took 17 years to go from System 1.0 to Mac OS X… from 128K of memory to 128 megs… from a 400K disks to 40 gigabytes. What will the Mac look like in another 17 years?

In this half-crazy, half-serious presentation, best-selling Mac author and New York Times columnist David Pogue takes a funny, whirlwind look back at Apple’s greatest (and dimmest) moments… pauses to analyze the promise and perils of Mac OS X…and then fast-forwards to 2020 to imagine what Apple—and Microsoft—might bring us on the road to Mac OS XX.

David Pogue is the weekly technology columnist for the New York Times. He is also the #1 best-selling Macintosh author, having authored "Mac OS X: The Missing Manual" and several other titles in the Missing Manual series, which he created.

This session is one of many from the IT Conversations archives of the Mac OS X Conference presented by O'Reilly Media, October 25-28, 2004.

This free podcast is from our Max OS X Conference series.