Within one week, two office MacBook and MacBook Pro have been reimbursed, and now I use third MacBook Pro to write this article.
As a technical media editor who spent most of his working time in codeword, my demand for digital products is not high at all. For a computer, enough memory is not enough.
(figure from: CNET)
So when my colleagues are shouting “amazing!” for a processor and monitor, I don’t have the slightest wave in my heart. I’m probably an Internet worker in the Buddha department.
Nowadays, the function design of digital products is becoming more and more complicated. Even simplicity is like apple, which makes people addicted. Recently, Fast co.design an editor is trying to use the old version of Macintosh operating system, such retro experience is very satisfying.
The black and white interface is a kind of Zen
The Macintosh operating system, which was born more than 30 years ago, was basically incompatible with the current equipment, so the Fast co.design editor Mark Wilson was run through the Web browser on the Internet Archive (Internet Archive).
The version of the system used by Mark Wilson is MacOS System 7.0.1 published in 1991,   starts from the 7.6 version; System Software is officially renamed Mac OS.
When you use the Macintosh operating system, the most obvious difference in visual interaction is that the entire interface is black and white, as well as a number of pixels that are visible to the naked eye.
Today’s computer supported color gamut is growing, and the resolution is getting higher and higher, but do we really need so much color? Fan used to introduce some of the reasons that are addictive in App design, one of which is color.
Studies have shown that the human eye is sensitive to warm colors, especially bright red. So you can see more and more App icons turning to bright and showy design styles, and the often crazy and anxious little red dots that are following this principle.
This color design and the “slot machine” and other gambling machines and other colorful lighting is a reason, Mark Wilson in the experience of the Macintosh operating system also exclamations:
The old version of macOS makes our mobile phones and computers look like slot machines.
The black-and-white interface does have the potential to make people’s hearts quieter and get higher concentration, which is one of the reasons for the writing software Ulysses the black-and-white writing pattern is popular.
(Ulysses interface, graph self: Mac Rumors)
Although the color is only black and white, the graphical interface of Macintosh is still classic. Many of these are designed to be called “mother of icon” Susan Kare.
(Susan Kare is Macintosh Happy Mac of boot screen design; graph self; Fast Co. Design)