A Monster is on the way...

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by blakespot, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. blakespot Administrator


    Jun 4, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
  2. Creative One macrumors 6502

    Creative One

    Apr 25, 2009
    Why would you put upcoming hardware in a Apple Collectors forum?
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Cool. Thanks for sharing.

    History man. History. :)
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Young ens. :rolleyes:
  5. mkjj macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2003
    If you check out Blake's site you will see he's a collector of all things vintage to do with computing. Mac's happen to be his passion (check out his basement pics!) but he loves anything Retro
  6. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i would order it when it comes on the market
    and look what i can do with it ....
    sounds to be a interesting bit of kit
    and no mainstream computer
  7. tokyoracer macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2010
    I'm still new here but am an avid Amiga user but I find these new ones are just too 'Pee Cee' looking. I'm probs on my own with that opinion but I have not really been interested in the One, Sam, Peggy, etc. This look's much of the same ilk.

    Forgive me if I'm missing the point.
  8. jodelli macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2008
    Windsor, ON, Canada
    Because the article represents a rebirth of a vintage computer and OS.
    A collector's item if you will.
    And the Amiga, with the Atari ST, were the only two 'home computers' aside from Macs using GUIs and 680XX in the mid 80s.

    IMHO from personal experience they were following the same 'religion' as the Macs, and if you were familiar with one the others were easy to learn.

    The Amiga did graphics like no other machine at the time less than a dedicated SGI workstation, and its architecture pointed the way ahead.

    Like the NeXT, which also pointed out the direction to go (NeXTStep> OSX).
  9. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Niiice! - I want one xD - Even though Im too young to have used them when they came out (I grew up on a strict diet of Windows 95 and System 7 and newer). I have now used one and I think Im tempted - just to grab a piece of computing history (even if it is by now a rather obscure one)
  10. Thomas Harte macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2005
    My pet theory is that the Mac survived where the other two failed at least in part because the Mac was primarily a software platform whereas the other two were primarily hardware platforms, which gave Apple much more flexibility to about face in terms of implementation and target segments. Although both the Amiga and the ST had GUIs that isolated a programmer from hardware concerns, they also had massive catalogues of software (games, mostly) that went direct to the hardware.

    Any validity in that?

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