James and John discuss eBay finds: Apple knife, Smack-A-Mac, and NeXT poster. They name their turkey Macs, and news includes a Lisa 1 auction, Steve Jobs figurine, and 6 failed Apple products that were awesome.
Direct download of this episode: Episode 453
Even Jean-Louis Gassée, responsible for overseeing the engineering for the Mac Portable, feels the Portable was a turkey. Years later while speaking about Be, Inc., he said:
"I offered to give a two hundred dollar trade-in for anybody who brought in a [Macintosh Portable] in exchange for a BeBox. I wanted to destroy all evidence."
I definitely agree about those original 603 machines. The entry-level Mac lineup was so disappointing in 1995 I opted for a fast 68040 machine (an LC 630) over a hobbled Power Mac.
The 601 based machines didn't impress me. I had a 6100/60 AV. Boy, what a slow poke that was.