The Mac did not invent that much—but do we criticize Giorgio Armani for not inventing the suit? It turned the inside of the computer into a place with warm little windows. It was expensive and a little snobby — like a nice mint-green polo shirt with a little black alligator embossed above your heart. It saw mass, popular computing not as a set of commands, but as an ongoing, continual experience. That people are so eager to share that experience, how urgent and real it can feel to them, is why Apple is so unbelievably huge today.
The Sixth Stage of Grief Is Retro-computing | Paul Ford, medium.com
A snip from some excellent long-form by Paul Ford about remembering a friend through emulation.