The Mac took computing to a new level of abstraction. There is farther to go, however. The time for “beyond the Mac” has been here for a while.
In fact, many of us have already seen and used it: The Palm OS. The Palm OS hid so much of the boot, launch, save, quit, etc. machinery of computing. (And the iPhone seems to be building on that legacy.)
It’s long past time that these concepts came to the average workstation.
Too bad I was never the entrepreneurial type.