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Ah, Macs of yore....
Authored by: Han Solo on Jul 30, '03 04:07:27AM
I remember fondly when the SE/30, the IIci, the 840A/V each were released.... Each in its time made you wish you could afford one. (Note that each was, in unadjusted dollars, as or more expensive than the upcoming dual 2GHz G5!) None of these where necessarily the best case design, but as a "complete package" they each had a coolness to them at the time. The Cube was probably the height of pure design, but it was form over function and thus doomed to relatively weak sales because of that.

In other words, don't judge a Mac by its plastics! ;) What's inside (including the version of the OS that shipped on each) ultimately matters much more. Along those lines....

Decidedly less cool was the IIvx, and just about anything in the LC series. (The latter were good deals for students, but no one bragged about owning one.) And what got into the Cupertino water supply that led to the Dalmation iMac seeing the light of day? Ugh. :P

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Re: Blue Dalmatian
Authored by: gayoakland on Aug 27, '03 05:37:01AM

If you ever saw the Blue Dalmatian (or Flower Power) iMacs in person, you might not be disparaging them. The Blue Dalmatian was more than just blue and white. They were a lot more interesting close up with extra colors that didn't show in pictures.
But Apple did respond quickly when they didn't sell.
And, of course, I never bought one either.



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