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Old Feb 6, 2013, 01:38 AM   #26
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That is YOUR opinion.
Yup. Hence why I said as much in my post.

I won't fault anyone for liking them. They do have their charms, I guess. They're just...not my style.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 04:17 AM   #27
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What's not to love... That top one has a DOUBLE floppy disk drive! Awesome!

I wonder if we we look back at the Mac Pro design and laugh at its double DVD drive (if we aren't already...)
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 08:35 AM   #28
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Can I charge $10 admission to my garage? I have most of those computers in there, except the Xerox.

I have two Apple II's with dual floppy drives. Big deal.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 09:26 AM   #29
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I have some early Apple stuff myself, who is making such AWESOME museum in Texas?
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 01:15 PM   #30
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Just a few miles from my workplace! Yay! I'm so there...and my wife will be so bored...
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 02:46 PM   #31
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What no original "Mac" room

I feel the the original Macintosh is where the story really started. I am surprised they did not put a Mac room between the Apple pre/I/II rooms and the turmoil room.

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Old Feb 6, 2013, 08:56 PM   #32
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So, I suppose I'll have to turn my pop-up blocker off if I want to visit this museum? No thanks.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:20 AM   #33
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I remember my Apple II being more beige than that picture. I don't know if they lightened up on the way to the Mac + or if those pictures just show the signs of age, because they look more "carmel" to me than beige.
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The luxo iMac looked better in 2002.
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I remember my Apple II being more beige than that picture. I don't know if they lightened up on the way to the Mac + or if those pictures just show the signs of age, because they look more "carmel" to me than beige.
I think that carmel color is caused by the lighting; auto-adjusting the levels in Photoshop seems to bring it back to its expected color, which is probably how it would've looked under normal lighting. (I only care because I noticed the same thing while making that stupid pop-up picture)
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I don't need to go to the museum because I actually used most of that equipment from Apple // on. Including Lisa. If you have never seen a floppy drive before (SD cards and USB sticks fulfill that role now), it would be worth it just to see that. Apple used 5.x" floppies and the Xerox 820 and many computers of that pre-PC era used 8" floppies. As did I.
These bring back memories... my first computer was the macintosh, I converted into an aquarium a few years back, so it's still useful today. Not sure if it is worth more as an aquarium or not.
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Then they got dumb with the candy shelled iMacs and iBooks (shown above in all their cheesy glory). That was Apple at their worst in my opinion. Things didn't improve until they started getting into their minimalism kick with the flat white G5 and Powerbooks.
The clam shell laptops were cheap looking IMO but the coloured iMacs? I think they look excellent. You realise these things were around in 1999 with OS9? I mean everybody had ugly grey Windows 95/98 desktops at that time. These things were a triumphant victory after 10 years of boring grey Wintel boxes.

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Ahh, truly amazing how some people are incapable of loving this stuff
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Awesome! I'd visit that
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Judging by your user name, you have a collector's item of your own!

(Me too: I keep a sunflower iMac for playing Descent 3. I even have the subwoofer.)
I think we used to play UT 2004 back in the day (if I'm not mixing people up) . And yes, I have two Lime iBook machines, one is a 446MHz model with FireWire & a DVD drive. Some other fun models are my twin Color Classics and my G4 Cubes
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Judging by your user name, you have a collector's item of your own!

(Me too: I keep a sunflower iMac for playing Descent 3. I even have the subwoofer.)
Nice!! Yes I have a 366MHz and 466MHz SE models (FireWire and DVD-ROM), both aren't perfect, but fun to have.
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