“The last time my personal world was exploding with new Mac users was back in the early 90’s when Apple introduced the low-cost, but eminently capable, Macintosh LC. Nearly all of my friends in college at the time had one and my family and extended family bought Apple Mac LCs as well. In those days it was great — everyone had a Mac! The world was good,” Anthony Frausto-Robledo writes for Architosh.
“When Apple introduced the first Mac LC (which stood for low-cost) the company sold 500,000 units within the first twelve months. Apple seemed to deliberately cripple the LC Macs so as to not take market share away from their more powerful professional computers. In hindsight they did a good job of this. One would not consider an LC to do the types of jobs you would do on a Quadra 700 or Quadra 900,” Frausto-Robledo writes.
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