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The Cult of Mac (Paperback edition) [Paperback]

Leander Kahney
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27 Oct 2006

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.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (27 Oct 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593271220
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593271220
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 20.4 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 465,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"If you want to know what's happening in the Apple underground,
talk to Leander Kahney." -- Eric Hellweg - CNN

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).

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5.0 out of 5 stars For true diehards only 3 Sep 2010
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Okay - Quick preface - If you love Mac's the five stars in the review is for you - If you do not enjoy Mac's or other technology then please award it one star for great pictures but it is not for you.

That aside this is a great book for those who sneakily covet the Apple logo and love all things Mac because with this book you realise that there are plenty of people out there who are worse than you so you must be ok! (That's my excuse and I am sticking to it).

This is an admittedly expensive book that charts the obsessive nature that people sometimes adopt with Macintosh computers and accessorys and it is all the better for the narrow nature of it's subject matter (although the author has plenty to choose from). All Mac diehards need this on their shelf although an update bringing it into this decade would be nice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating....if you love Macs... 7 April 2009
I loved this book. It made me laugh at how daft Mac evangelists can be....then I realised I loved my Mac almost as much...

Now all I have to do is persuade the Wife to let me get an Apple Logo Tattoo. :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun! 20 Mar 2007
This is a really fun and genuinely interesting look into the ever increasing group of people that indulge in the mac world.

I'm a total convert but even those that for some reason still resist... it makes great read.

I bought my copy in pasadena, so right at the centre of the apple world and therefore I am very nostalic about it. The photography is great, the ideas of the fans really impressive and sometimes as advanced as Apple's own. The paper models are fantastic too!

Buy this book! It's a must addition to your collection!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a great book 15 July 2013
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As a Microsoft Certified Engineer, I came in late to the game with Apple, so I wanted to catch up on the back story. The innovation that attracted my to the iPhone, has snowballed into a love of Apple gadgets, and a taste of the "religion" of Apple.

This book explains in detail with many photos the transition from the underdog counter-culture roots of Apple, to the creation of the huge corporate computing establishment - becoming the very thing they sought to undermine.

There are some anecdotes and short stories that give an insight into the man Steve Jobs was, and his pivotal role in turning around Apple's fortunes. Well worth a read - it was delightful.
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