When CNET News.com asked readers to tell us how Apple's products have affected their lives, dozens of devotees from around the world wrote in with stories and pictures. Here's a sampling.
Grant Reighard of Perkasie, Pa., works on his PowerBook and listens to an iPod as greyhound Charisma keeps him company. This fall, Reighard heads to college, where he'll major in computer and information science. "My goal is to do an internship with Apple during the summer after sophomore year, and ultimately work there, creating the products that creative professionals--and creative individuals, too--want and need," he says.
Credit: Grant Reighard
Time line: Three decades of Apple innovation The products, people and events that shaped the Mac maker.
Gallery 1: Early fonts, graphics Historic Polaroids chart evolution of the user interface.
Gallery 2: Radical shift Soft-key based UI becomes mouse/windows-based.
Gallery 3: Lisa desktop Creating double-click, menu bars and more.
Gallery 4: Sketching out the Mac Before MacPaint there was LisaGraf.
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