I was at Barnes and Noble today, and flipped through The Cult of Mac. It’s part coffee-table book, part sub cultural reference, filled with photographs from the very dawn of computing to present-day.
My impression was that it’s more sociological than technical in its presentation. Maybe even counter-cultural; I hadn’t made the connection between Macintosh and Pot until I saw the chapter. I also liked how it credited Steve Jobs for his immense vision and sense of aesthetics, while acknowledging that he’s widely perceived to be an asshole. Straight shooting! And I’ve always been curious about the Mac perception overseas in places like Japan. This book covers it all.
I will definitely need to pick it up…time to do some early holiday shopping at ThinkGeek.