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Benj Edwards is a freelance writer who specializes in computer and video game history. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted to vintage technology.

The five weirdest Macs of all time

In its 36 years in business, Apple has produced hundreds of computer models in a dizzying array of sizes, styles, and capabilities. Here are the five weirdest.

The CD player turns 30

Believe it or not, the first CD player was released on October 1, 1982. Benj Edwards looks back on 30 years of the compact disc.


Steve Jobs's seven key decisions

On the 15th anniversary of Steve Jobs's return as Apple CEO, we look at seven decisions he made that turned the company around.

The Exceptional iMac G4: Ten years later

A decade after its debut, we remember what made this flexible Mac special.

The Macintosh II celebrates its 25th anniversary

The Macintosh II made its debut 25 years ago. Here's the story of how Steve's worst nightmare--an expandable Mac--built a bridge to the future.

The iPod as an iconic cultural force

Rarely does an electronic gadget become so ubiquitous that it defines an entire market category and transcends the mantle of nerd toy to become an iconic cultural force. Appleā€™s iPod, introduced 10 years ago Sunday, accomplished just that.

The birth of the iPod

The iPod isn't the first MP3 player to have hit the market, but it's by far the most successful. Benj Edwards tells the story of how the iPod came to be.

John Linnell of They Might Be Giants: A Technologizer Tech Interview

John Linnell of They Might Be Giants spills the dirty details on his tech filled past, present, and future.

A tale of two Apple Stores (the first two)

On May 19, 2001, Apple opened its first two retails stores in McLean, Virginia, and Glendale, California. Benj Edwards takes a look back at the events of that day, and how it set the tone for Apple's foray into retail.

Modems: 60 years of hooking up