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The Apple Beat: 5 Technologies Apple pioneered that became tech standards  

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WiFi - Apple called it AirPort and it debuted with the original clamshell iBooks and the AirPort Base Station which was a hotspot that resembled a spaceship. A magical technology, AirPort made it possible to untether from an Ethernet connection in order to get true wireless Internet. WiFi has evolved, it is a standard feature on most portable devices and everyone from Starbucks to McDonald’s offers free connections to entice users.

Gadjo C. Sevilla - canadianreviewer.com

2002 - The death of Mac OS9

A funeral eulogy on the faithful Mac OS9 by Steve Jobs during the Worldwide Developer Conference 2002. Introduced in 1999, OS9 was the a reliable, fast and energy-saving operating system for the Clamshell iBooks.

Gilmore Girls - Rory's iBook

MISS PATTY: Happy birthday Rory!
LORELAI: Open it, open it, open it!
(Rory is opening her presents. She gets an iBook from Lorelai.)
RORY: No!
LORELAI: You like it? You can take it back.
RORY: No! I love it! It's perfect.
LORELAI: It's blue and it has a handle.
RORY: It's way too expensive.
LORELAI: I know, that's what I told the guy at the store.

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