The last year of the 20th Century was, all in all, a great year for the Macintosh. As we head into year 17 of the Macintosh Era, it's time for Macworld's annual look at the products that improve the lives of Mac users; products that make using your Mac easier, let you do your job more effectively, or simply give you freedom that you never had before.
We celebrate the crème de la crème of the Mac world with our annual Editor's Choice Awards. In this banner year for the Macintosh, our decisions were tougher than ever. After surveying every Mac product released between November 1, 1998 and November 1, 1999, we nominated 78 products, three in each of 26 categories.
These products--as well as the winners of our five special World Class Awards, all to be announced in a ceremony in San Francisco on Tuesday, January 4, 2000--have been recognized not just for their overall quality, but for the innovative new features they've brought to the Mac in the past year.
It's fitting that these awards go not to companies that rest on past laurels, but to the true innovators of the Macintosh world. Here's hoping that many more years of innovation are ahead of us!Macworld.com editor JASON SNELL managed this year's Eddy Awards process.
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