The Cult of Mac

The Cult of Mac

by Leander Kahney

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Overview

No product on the planet enjoys the devotion of a Macintosh computer. Famously dedicated to their machines, many Mac fans eat, sleep and breathe Macintosh. In The Cult of Mac, Wired News managing editor Leander Kahney takes an in-depth look at Mac users and their unique, creative, and often very funny culture. From people who get Mac tattoos and haircuts, to those who furnish their apartments out of empty Mac boxes, the book details Mac fandom in all of its forms. This paperback edition includes an all-new chapter about the iPod, updates throughout, and new photos that reflect current Apple technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593271220
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Leander Kahney is the Managing Editor at Wired News, where he originated the wildly popular Cult of Mac blog. He treats his subjects with insight and humor and his experiences interacting with Mac fanatics and attending Mac events around the world are highly entertaining. Before joining Wired, Kahney was a senior writer at MacWeek, and he has written for numerous publications, including Wired Magazine, Scientific American, and the London Guardian. Kahney is also the author of The Cult of iPod (No Starch Press).

Table of Contents

Part 1: MACINTOSH MADNESS
Ch 1: Techno Fetishism
Ch 2: Macs and the Counterculture
Ch 3: Worshipping the Two Steves
Ch 4: Mac Tattoos and Haircuts
Ch 5: Macspotting
Ch 6: Mac Evangelism
Ch 7: The Mac Web
Part 2: GATHERINGS OF THE CLAN
Ch 8: Tales of Macworld
Ch 9: Macs in Japan
PART 3: INCESSANT TINKERERS
Ch 10: Macquariums
Ch 11: Fantasy Macs
Ch 12: Hardware Mods
Ch 13: Paper Macs
PART 4: HOARDERS AND RECYCLERS
Ch 14: Mac Collectors and Collectibles
Ch 15: Antique Macs
PART 5: NEW FRONTIERS
Ch 16: iPod
Ch 17: What Makes Mac Fans So Loyal?

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