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Pugpuppydude
Mar 11, 2009, 11:11 AM
Hahaha.. I wonder if this ad is on YouTube.

ricardex
Mar 11, 2009, 11:40 AM
Hahaha.. I wonder if this ad is on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQa2vLa_A3Q

Winni
Mar 11, 2009, 12:02 PM
And eight years later, they sold Macs with Intel CPUs that were "five times faster" than their dog slow PowerPC-CPUs. The times, they are a-changing...

qacjared
Mar 11, 2009, 01:34 PM
And eight years later, they sold Macs with Intel CPUs that were "five times faster" than their dog slow PowerPC-CPUs. The times, they are a-changing...

Maybe in 8 years all macs will be on ARMs. (You know I could see this new 10 inch touchsreen netbook on one of those new netbook atom-like ARM chips.)

Pixellated
Mar 11, 2009, 01:38 PM
I loved the old PPC ads from around when Steve came back. Brilliant, second only to 1984 IMO.

IJ Reilly
Mar 11, 2009, 01:56 PM
A little context helps, for those who might not remember or who weren't around then. This ad was in part a satire of Intel's "bunny suit" ads.

FF_productions
Mar 11, 2009, 02:14 PM
And eight years later, they sold Macs with Intel CPUs that were "five times faster" than their dog slow PowerPC-CPUs. The times, they are a-changing...

Well, it's only because IBM couldn't produce energy efficient chips (G5 PowerBook anybody?)...I'd say the G4 chip became dog-slow as it clearly hit a wall quickly, the G5, who knows how it could have progressed. Apple's direction has been mobile for a while now (same as industry), so focusing on high powered energy devouring chips wasn't their thing.

Hrududu
Mar 11, 2009, 02:25 PM
Well, it's only because IBM couldn't produce energy efficient chips (G5 PowerBook anybody?)...I'd say the G4 chip became dog-slow as it clearly hit a wall quickly, the G5, who knows how it could have progressed. Apple's direction has been mobile for a while now (same as industry), so focusing on high powered energy devouring chips wasn't their thing.
I think the G5 could have been a much better processor if IBM had taken it seriously. If they had gotten the dual core chips out about a year earlier I bet Apple would have stuck with them if a low power chip could have been made for the laptops. Its a shame really, I loved the G5 and still would love a quad 2.5GHz tower.

cal6n
Mar 11, 2009, 03:54 PM
Maybe in 8 years all macs will be on ARMs. (You know I could see this new 10 inch touchsreen netbook on one of those new ARM chips that the atom is so desperately trying to emulate.)

Fixed that for you. :)

MacsRgr8
Mar 11, 2009, 06:36 PM
Don't forget that at the time the G3 really was superior.... too bad you had to run Mac OS 9.

MisterMe
Mar 11, 2009, 07:43 PM
.... too bad you had to run Mac OS 9.Too bad? I say: Thank God! In 1998, Windows users were running Windows 95.

jMc
Mar 12, 2009, 07:55 AM
.... too bad you had to run Mac OS 9.

Too bad? I say: Thank God! In 1998, Windows users were running Windows 95.

And, in 1998, Mac users were actually using OS8.

jx

MisterMe
Mar 12, 2009, 08:55 AM
And, in 1998, Mac users were actually using OS8.

...And loving it! [with apologies to Don Adams]

Even the Rhapsody Blue Box ran MacOS 8. When Apple announced that its OpenSTEP-based OS would be named MacOS X instead of Rhapsody, it also announced that MacOS 9 would transition the user base from MacOS 8 to MacOS X. MacOS 9 would also be the basis of the MacOS X Classic environment that would replace the Blue Box.

coupdetat
Mar 12, 2009, 09:58 AM
Ah, the good old days when Macs were still good.

*hugs his iMac G3*

jMc
Mar 12, 2009, 10:01 AM
Ah, the good old days when Macs were still good.

*hugs his iMac G3*

Quite brings a tear to the eye, don't it, old timer...

*rubs gently against his B&W PowerMac*

MisterMe
Mar 12, 2009, 07:57 PM
Quite brings a tear to the eye, don't it, old timer...

*rubs gently against his B&W PowerMac*Would you two like a room?

pyromaniaque
Mar 12, 2009, 09:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQa2vLa_A3Q

Lord Blackadder
Mar 12, 2009, 09:20 PM
A little context helps, for those who might not remember or who weren't around then. This ad was in part a satire of Intel's "bunny suit" ads.

Those were soooooooo goofy.

IJ Reilly
Mar 12, 2009, 09:58 PM
Those were soooooooo goofy.

They begged to be satirized. I tried finding one on Youtube without success.

Lord Blackadder
Mar 12, 2009, 10:06 PM
Even my Wintel apologist friends at the time mocked them freely. Men in bunnysuits disco dancing... <shakes head>

Still, this commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5rnF6xH2iY) is worse, and unfortunately, Mac-related. Fortunately it wasn't Apple's fault...

IJ Reilly
Mar 13, 2009, 12:01 AM
Yikes.

Where did that come from?

Lord Blackadder
Mar 13, 2009, 09:44 AM
It floated to the surface on YouTube a few years ago. I know nothing of its origin but it looks to be a legit old commercial.

The dancing screams "bad wedding".

jMc
Mar 13, 2009, 09:46 AM
Would you two like a room?

It's okay - I've got a cellar with a lock on the door...

jx

marbles
Mar 13, 2009, 10:01 AM
It floated to the surface on YouTube a few years ago. I know nothing of its origin but it looks to be a legit old commercial.

The dancing screams "bad wedding".
Bad wedding is right,....I doubt that's a real commercial though.