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Chris Wham
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  • Denver, CO
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When did you get your first Mac?
Friends 2E, 1984
How many Macs do you own?
0 Macs, one electric Newton display sign I salvaged while employed at Best Buy in the early 90s
What's your favorite Mac of all time?
Had fun gaming on my neighbors 2e, with homemade joystick. (I had a Trash80)
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
Searching for Newton information.

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At 7:48am on March 12, 2016, James said…

I'd love to see that Newton display sign.  Do you have it hanging in your home?

At 6:00pm on March 15, 2016, Chris Wham said…

Hello, Thank you for adding me to your group.

I originally saved the sign from destruction back in 94 because my childhood nickname was ..., but I also thought it would make a great above bed reading light. Unfortunately, it sat in a storage box until last month. (re-discovered while spring cleaning). I just mounted it to a wall a few days ago so I could take a few pictures.

I acquired the sign back in 94 while working in the home office dept (computer department) of Best Buy (93-4). In 94 our store was remodeled and our Newton display was destroyed. My manager gave me permission to salvage the sign. It was originally mounted above the display and provided sufficient lighting for customers to tinker with the display model Newton... The sign is 18" x 3 1/2'. The face is brushed aluminum, the lettering and bulb are colored plastic. The whole thing is back lit with a small florescent tube. It's not as pretty as the Picasso sigh, but I have yet to see another one of these...

At 8:34pm on March 15, 2016, Claus Thiim said…

You mean, one of these?

At 3:41pm on March 19, 2016, Chris Wham said…

Very cool..! I was beginning to think mine was alone in this world..!

All of the components with mounting brackets attached to the face plate. Light diffuser at top.

At 5:55pm on April 29, 2018, mrs abiola bawuah said…

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