I know a lot of people switched to Macs around that same time period because there was an allure there to Macs. We were tired of borking our systems because we dared to plugin a new peripheral without first installing software and rebooting our machines a couple times. We were fed up with registry issues, with reformatting every 6 months — and so much more. The Mac offered a simplified life — a ‘just works’ mantra. And truthfully, back then, stuff either did just work, or it wouldn’t work at all — rarely any in between.