It only seems appropriate with WWDC 2011 (World Wide Developers Conference) starting this coming Monday, and bringing with it the possible launch of Mac OS X Lion, that we take a look back at the passing of Mac OS 9.
Back at the WWDC in 2002, Steve Jobs displayed an uncharacteristic humorous side when he held a mock funeral for the retiring Mac OS 9. There has been some speculation that Lion will be the end of the Mac OS X line since it is named for the King of the Jungle, and what cat name could possibly follow it? (I’m voting for Mac OS X Mr. Whiskers) Will we see a funeral like this for the OS X line in 2012 or 2013? Who knows, but it’s fun to look back at some of the lighter moments in a company that so many people view as being so serious.
What do you think will be said about Mac OS X when it moves on to the great OS pasture in the sky?