Originally posted by Unknown_K
OS 9 is nowhere near useless, there are alot of good apps probably just 1 version old of what your using now. Many first generation OSX had problems compared to their OS9 versions. Apple went out of their way to make sure the new machines cant boot in OS 9.x just to sell people on OSX. OSX does have greater stability and better multitasking but that doesnt make OS 9 useless (millions still use it for everyday work I bet).
Akira uses terminology that's kinda hyperbolic. I agree, many still use it.