iMac Rip Off


aricher

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Wow. I'm stunned. It looks like a clunky kiosk computer for a museum. I love the company's motto "innovation with style." LOL
 

andrew050703

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max_altitude said:
Eww...

I can't believe it has a parallel port.
my thoughts exactly 'ewww' indeed.

and here was me thinking the point of the imac was that it was thin (& good looking) - guess they've only heard of function & not form...

pretty naff function at that
 

aricher

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bigandy said:
don't you know, they're the latest thing :rolleyes:
FWIW - My IT guys need serial ports to program security and communications systems. They need the low baud rate that you can get only through a serial port. Serial port to usb adapters do not work for low baud purposes. I laugh at serial ports as well but they do have their place.
 

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It reminds me of the evesham mac mini rip off. They wont sell any so they have developed it at a loss. Idiots.
 

Allotriophagy

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Seeing products like this always puts me in mind of Coupland's characters describing, in "Microserfs", a Russian yard sale and how decades of communism meant they could never get it right.

I bet in some darkened conference room somewhere, a bunch of suits sat down...

A - "You seen that iMac thing? Very popular!"
B - "Indeed! We should do that! But as a PC!"
C - "We can use dual core chips, integrated graphics, a cool screen..."
B - "And we can do the VESA mount thing too. I know a guy who can get us the specs."
D - "HOLY CRAP, GUYS! HOW ARE WE GOING TO FIT IN A FULL-SIZE CD DRIVE, TWO TYPE-3 PCMCIA SLOTS AND THE PARALLEL PORT???"
A - "Argh!"
B - "Argh!"
C - "Let's just do it anyway! People only care about it being on a stand, right?"
 

MacBoobsPro

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dpaanlka said:
Clearly indicated by the magic wand and star-sprinkles.
You sure thats not a starfish with a pencil up its arse, giving birth to baby starfish?
 

dpaanlka

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stuartluff said:
You sure thats not a starfish with a pencil up its arse, giving birth to baby starfish?
Of course, I am mistaken. That is definitely what it is.