Apple's iMac became one of the most discussed, dissected, dynamic and ultimately successful computer products ever produced. Boldly introducing a splashy color named Bondi blue with curvy lines in a compact enclosure it was both a forward thinking and risky offering on the part of Steve Jobs.

Railed upon for lacking a floppy disk it, at the same time, pushed the envelope with 100Mbit Ethernet (in a "consumer" computer!) and the first use of industry standard Universal Serial Bus (USB) in a Macintosh.

Whatever it's perceived shortcomings, customers said it didn't matter, making it within a few months the #1 selling personal computer. 800000 were sold by the end of the year.

In October Apple recognized the efforts of the iMac team with a dinner cruise on San Francisco bay