This is the Modem World: How did this happen?

Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.

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My first computer was a Commodore VIC-20. My second was an Apple //e. Every computer after that was an Apple: Mac SE, PowerBook 100, PowerBook G3, PowerBook G4, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. I also use an iPhone 5. Yeah, I’m predictable.

But I’m not an Apple fanboy. I don’t really care what kind of computer you use. Do your thing. I just know these products forwards and backwards and they don’t get in the way when I want to get things done.

And now here I am at CES, and everywhere I look I’m seeing Apple products. iPhones, MacBooks, iPads, the whole lot. Sure, there are tons of Android and Windows devices, but if you had told me years ago that Apple would be everywhere at the year’s biggest nerdvention, I would have said you were insane.

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