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Old At Heart: The Love of Vintage Macs

Bearing an obsession for Macs is hardly abnormal or uncommon these days. Let's face it. Steve Jobs can see into your dreams and extract a product that will ultimately be your missing piece. It is only natural that you reunite yourself with said piece, and so on... thereby increasing Apple’s market share. But some of us have older 'missing pieces' still floating out there in the void, just waiting to make us whole. There’s no…

Posted on March 25, 2008 at 1:30pm

Pismo: Eight years later...

As my trusty Pismo (Powerbook G3 Firewire) turns eight years old, I reflect not only on how I've made use of it over the past eight years, but also on how it has altered my overall expectations of what a great notebook computer should be. I suppose it's worth noting that eight years is an incredibly long time for any computer, much less a portable, to remain viable. That said, my Pismo has in no way come close to calling it quits.…

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 7:30pm

Hollywood, meet Computer...

After revisiting the commercial flop that was 1995's The Net, I was sadly reminded of the fact that Hollywood has yet to deliver an accurate portrayal of computers in film. The "masses may be asses," but trying to convince any audience that Sandra Bullock is capable of debugging a software program with a few keystrokes borders on insult. While films may generally require one to suspend their…

Posted on February 22, 2008 at 1:00pm

Comment Wall (10 comments)

At 1:41pm on March 24, 2008, The Mac Observer said…
Hello. I stumbled across this site, and I just had to join. Been looking for a place like this for a long time. I look forward to hearing all of your insights into the wonderful world of retro macs!
At 1:42pm on March 24, 2008, James said…
Welcome MacObserver! I like the the start of your blog -- keep it up!
At 3:15pm on March 24, 2008, Ryan said…
At 5:56pm on March 29, 2008, Wayne Bibbens said…
Absolutely - Howdy. Am starting to gather all our collections and offer them in one place on the web. It's going to be a long process, but it's started. It's funs to crank up a Mac with System 6 once in a while... actually an enjoyment. "Macs are forever".

Wayne Bibbens
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At 2:05am on April 3, 2008, Kathryn said…
Hi! OMG! You have a photo of one of my favorite movies! 'The Net." Wow! I loved that film, mostly because she used Macs! Woohoo! Glad to see someone else liked that move! Welcome!
At 9:11pm on April 3, 2008, John said…
I actually remembered the 3D program I was using. It was called Ray Dream Designer. I think it was version 3 and it ran in OS 7.
At 1:32pm on April 8, 2008, Kathryn said…
Yes, unrealistic, but fun nonetheless. It's amazing how many TV shows, and movies feature Macs on screen these days. It makes a dull show fun, just spotting the Macs.
At 12:42pm on April 9, 2008, Mark Frischknecht said…
hmm for some reason the Army thinks you blog is a pron site...
At 9:03pm on April 9, 2008, Kathryn said…
Wow! What a great site that is! What a flashback of colossal proportion! Copland, Aaron downloaded from eWorld, Java, 2-way pagers that cost $400! Man the hits just keep coming.

Cover me! I'm going back in.....
At 9:19pm on April 9, 2008, Mark Frischknecht said…
Yeah I am thinking it just blocks all the top level domains.

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