Mac Hack

Date: March 18, 2003. John C. Dvorak makes the following prediction in PC Magazine:

Apple Computer Corp. will switch to Intel processors within the next 12 to 18 months.

Date: June 6, 2005. Apple makes the following announcement:

Apple announced plans to deliver models of its Macintosh computers using Intel microprocessors by this time next year, and to transition all of its Macs to using Intel microprocessors by the end of 2007.

XBOX on Power. Mac on Intel. This is the beginning of the end. From Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire:

“The philosopher, who with calm suspicion examines the dreams and omens, the miracles and prodigies, of profane or even of ecclesiastical history, will probably conclude that, if the eyes of the spectators have sometimes been deceived by fraud, the understanding of the readers has much more frequently been insulted by fiction. Every event, or appearance, or accident, which seems to deviate from the ordinary course of nature has been rashly ascribed to the immediate action of the Deity and the astonished fancy of the multitude has sometimes given shape and colour, language and motion, to the fleeting but uncommon meteors of the air.”

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