Tech toys from the 1990s

Geek chic of years gone by isn't so cool today, as technology races on.

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In January, Apple wowed fans with the debut of the MacBook Air , the world's thinnest notebook. But in 1998, Apple fans ate up the first iMac , the Bondi Blue. Marketed as a computer for the Internet age--hence the "i" of iMac--the candy-colored Bondi Blue delivered plenty of style (not boring beige) and newfangled USB ports. What it lacked: storage (just 4GB) and a floppy drive. To complaints on the latter, CEO Steve Jobs simply said: Floppy drives are so last year. Shortly thereafter, broadband Internet access, cheap Ethernet and USB flash drives became the norm--and proved him right.

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