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Getting files onto my LCII (and soon-to-be-bought compact mac)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lars (WhyOSX) Feb 2, 2010.

Got a new toy...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Chance Feb 5, 2010.

So What's You Favourite Old Mac and Why?
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Am I psychic?

Having spent some time away from the retro Mac world lately (a baby will do that to your free time!), I thought I'd get back into the swing of things now that my in-laws have given me a mint-condition LCii with 12" screen, Apple stylewriter, etc.

As I was perusing the site I came across my old blog post here and, on reading the bottom two paragraphs, I had to smile. Let me quote:



Posted on February 5, 2010 at 10:12am

How retro can you be?

I'm in the process of setting up my hobby studio (hey, I won't deny that I am a geek) and was looking for some inspiration - Think Different posters, possibly making a large medieval banner (I am in the middle of building a fantasy town/city to house my ever-growing collection of wargame miniatures and, as I don't get time to play, am making them into a large static display, with lighting, etc). When I found this and was intrigued by… Continue

Posted on October 27, 2008 at 7:57am — 2 Comments

The Newton is still worthwhile

I have previously stated that I didn't think the iPhone/iPod Touch had gone far enough down the PDA route to be truly useful to the business community, despite the added Outlook integration provided by the iPhone 3G. With that in mind (and considering my old O2 XDA has gone the way of the dodo), I picked up a Newton (MessagePad 110) from eBay for the princely sum of £4 plus postage and thought I'd see if I could make use of that to help me keep my day organised.

I just thought I'd… Continue

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 7:39am — 2 Comments

Taking the plunge, switching and Macs vs The Credit Crunch

First of all, thanks to eBay, I am now the proud owner of an Apple Newton. For £4.75 plus postage, I picked up a Messagepad 110, which is fine by me. I know it's not as cool as the later 2100, but it'll do for a start and I rather like the design. I'm looking forward to getting hold of it and am genuinely interested in seeing if I can't run an entire project using nothing but the Newton and my Pismo PowerBook. I don't see why not and, if all goes well, I think I'll post the findings up… Continue

Posted on October 1, 2008 at 10:04am

Why did Macs spend so long being seen as not valid for "business" users?

As I sat at my Pismo the other day, reviewing artwork for a multinational web campaign, the thought suddenly struck me that a lot of businesses are now moving towards using Macs, because the Intel processor lets them use Windows for the "office" style things and the creatives can get on with doing the pretty stuff on Apples as they always have done. I remember, not so long ago, that the great resistance to switching was always based around the argument "well, Macintoshes are great if you're… Continue

Posted on September 18, 2008 at 8:38am

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At 11:40am on August 18, 2008, John said…
Welcome, Chance. That is a great blog post on old macs you did on
At 3:46pm on August 20, 2008, John said…
It's funny you should mention the Pismo. My friend and I were just talking about it being the best laptop ever. The screen was bright and crisp, the keyboard solid feeling, and the case classy. As a mater of fact the only "flaw" we felt it had was the upside down apple! I would love to see something somewhere between the air and the Pismo. You were dead on about the faults of the macbook plastic inside edge. Did no one at Apple actually sit down and use one of these before okaying the design? I've never had a chance to use the black macbook. Does it have the same flaw? Great article. Your idea of posting your articles to both places is a good idea.
At 12:22pm on August 23, 2008, John said…
At 7:33am on September 20, 2008, James said…
Have you thought about a profile pic you could use here? The sad Mac is just so....sad!

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