There seems to be no end to glossy videos by pro Youtubers going through the history and specs and filming under sympathetic studio lighting...not so much of anyone actually doing anything with them....
Well to be fair, the one guy was building a modded 2.0ghz imacg4 out of his & the others pulled them out for occasional gaming & juke duties after pulling family desktop duty amongst other things. The graphic design dude plays around with projects on appropriate era software with his & OG lan fun.
Seems like plenty of realistic use to me from some toobers that dig imacg4s.
Greg and his ilk are a great bunch of guys, and push these old machines further than they've ever gone before, which is great. I really enjoy their videos. This video isn't all that bad, and is a little less nerdy than the kind of stuff that we all tend to gravitate towards. Wayne does have a point, though. Most PowerPC Mac videos basically talk about how worthless they are in this day and age, but goddamn, they sure are purdy! That stuff gets really annoying since it's far from true...
In my day, we typed in op codes using the 256 byte monitor ROM. Life was simpler then, none of these fancy DVD burners and floppy disks, when we turned off the circuit board all of the codes went away. Life was a carnival, when we turned the circuit board back on, we had to type in all the op codes again from memory IIRC, that's the way it was and we liked it!
Flobble-dee-flee! In my day, we typed in op codes using the 256 byte monitor ROM. Life was simpler then, none of these fancy DVD burners and floppy disks, when we turned off the circuit board all of the codes went away. Life was a carnival, when we turned the circuit board back on, we had to type in all the op codes again from memory IIRC, that's the way it was and we liked it!
Get off of my lawn!I mean please be kind.
It is interesting the notion of the "digital hub" which is not a term I would use. But here I am avoiding "the cloud" (storage on a server on the internet) and instead saving media to local spinning disks. I also shun "social media", but here I am on macrumors typing my thoughts about PowerPC Macs, and watching a youtube video from someone's "channel." I remember when we only had one channel, it was fuzzy, black and white, and the ...
I liked his old AOL joke.
Some of the comments about something completely different from the developer of TenFourFox are maybe not always "well informed." Again, please be kind -- especially because I want to be friends with people who have so many PowerPC Macs.
Free market capitalism is exactly why old powerpc macs are affordable. You can acknowledge & accept this or not.
I certainly agree with @Dronecatcher about most of these newer vids never really show them doing anything with the machine. And the more they do it, the more of a trend they make. And that drives up the price.
For me... I would never buy a computer if I didn't intend to use it consistently. Otherwise it's just taking up space, and I like space. The main trend though is the general retro tech fad that's been around for a few years. It's driving up the price of a lot of stuff.
At my age I really have no time for trends. I know what I like, and stick to that.
This is why I learned patience (well, old age has something to do with it as well). Although I might not be able to have that 17" Powerbook G4 that I've always wanted right now, I will own one in the condition I want it in, and at a great price. It might take a few years, but it'll happen. Every Mac that I've collected over the past few years has been a result of that patience, and I've never had to pay, what I consider, an outrageous price for any of them.
(still waiting for older Macbook Air prices to drop to some semblance of sanity as well. I'm still in awe of their resale value, even going back to 2010 models...)
Well, good thing you don't work for eBay then. It's a free market economy, anyone can ask what they want, and anyone else can accept or reject it. Why should eBay interfere with that? It makes no sense.Most any of us trust our personal experience as reality, as it is reality for us. But the true culprit for overpriced auctions on ebay is ebay themselves. They allow sellers to ask whatever they want for things. IMO they should allow for 2x the market value and stop there.