Benj EdwardsMacworld

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.

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8 ways the iMac changed computing

20 years ago, the iMac was revealed to eager customers, and the computing world was never the same. Benj Edwards looks at the iMac’s impact over the last two decades.

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Retro Tech: Exploring the lost world of Prodigy

We take a time-travel tour of an early and colorful online service that presaged the web.

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9 awesome photos of school computer labs from the 1980s

It was the golden age of personal computers. The hardware was massive—as was the impact on the computing industry.

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The 17 best educational games of the 70s, 80s and 90s

How many did you play as a kid? Enjoy these 17 hits of nostalgia as you send your own children back to school.

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I'm dreaming of a pocket Macintosh

Can you imagine a Macintosh in a smartphone form factor? Benj Edwards can, and he uses his imagination to create what he calls the MacBook Pocket.

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Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga

Give your older Mac a rebirth as a hobby machine

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Remembering eWorld, Apple's forgotten online service

Twenty years ago this month, Apple introduced an online service to compete with the likes of AOL, Prodigy, and CompuServe.