Living with a Macintosh in an IBM World

by Walter M. Grayman, Grayman Consulting Engineer, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Water Issues and Computer Applications


The Macintosh computer is widely praised for several characteristics: high resolution graphics, common program user interface, user friendliness including extensive use of a mouse, and its generally creative approach to computing. In recent years, the Macintosh has made considerable inroads into the professional arena, primarily in the areas of desktop publishing and other graphics-oriented uses. However, with the general dominance of the IBM PC, several disadvantages or adjustments may face the Macintosh user. This paper addresses several issues related to living with the Macintosh in an IBM dominated world.

Subject Headings: Graphic methods | Computing in civil engineering | Water resources | Computer software | Computers

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