Despite my better judgement, I now have a Bondi Blue iMac (Rev B, 233 Mhz, Tray Loader). It's cute, sounds good and teaches me patience.
When I first tried to turn it on, no luck. It had been in my trunk for a few hours and it's not the warmest place out here. I was a bit afraid that I might not be able to get it awake but figured that it would then become a project machine. (Not a big loss) Well, tonight it came alive and surprisingly is in good shape software-wise with 9.2.2 on it. The keyboard, despite being a beautiful design (making me think of what an update //gs keyboard might have looked like) has a few keys that just don't want to work. So an alternative (rubber USB) keyboard has stepped in for now. A little bit of network cable, a download of iCab and a WHOLE (see postscripts) lot of patience and retries and this blog post (was supposed to have been) the result.
Now I could have pulled out my Acer Aspire One and whipped this out in 3 minutes (ok, 10) but would it have been half as much fun?
I doubt it.
P.S. If you have any good 9.x recommended fun - point me at it. With this really nice screen and good sounding speakers I'd like to let this little guy sing a little.