(SOLD): KAHNEY, Leander. The Cult of Mac.

(San Francisco, CA): No Starch Press, 2004.  First edition.  Quarto.  268 pages.  The mac fan bible, which surveys the devoted following that has grown up around Macintosh computers. Macintosh fanatics have their own subculture, with clearly defined obsessions, rites, and passages. Famously dedicated to their computers, many Mac fans eat, sleep, and breathe the Macintosh. Fans who get Mac tattoos and haircuts, people who attend Apple Store openings like they are Grateful Dead shows, counterculture icons who love the Mac, people who turn old Macs into aquariums (or bongs), Ellen Fein lookalike contests, erotic fiction featuring Steve Jobs; it’s all here. An expose of all sides of Mac fanaticism, from the innocuous to the insane.  A very good copy in dust jacket.  Scarce in the first printing.


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