… and look what I found:
Ya, I’ve been one of those. One of those Apple-ologists. 😦 But not as stupid as they are today. Jeez, no. Back in 99 when got this thing I had a well-paying job in IT and was just curious how computing looked on the “other side”. Oh, and I was quite fond of the style and really liked OS9 after a short while. Remember those iMacs still had rather slow Motorola CPUs, but thanks to Apple’s nifty OS this machine was running as fast as my bestest Intel PC at that time.
Of course we had the anthrazit one, which marked the top of the line models back then. So ours had the fastest proci and twice as much RAM as the lesser coloured models. And it was anthracit, not silly orange or pink or blue = serious adults machine = important owners. =^.^=
Oh, and it had a DVD player so we could get rid of VHS tapes and enjoy videos directly on the computer screen. 15″ 4×3 screen format with a breathtaking resolution of 1024×768, mind you. DVD player, not burner! And of course Blu-Ray was still years away.
But oh my, was that a nice computer. Back in 99 you were still some kind of rebel – or at least something special – when you donned a Mac. It gave you this chic, super clean and stylish flair of advertising agency exec, graphic designer, communications expert posh bishie. In other words it showed to the world what kind of people we were. What kind of person I was. IT grunt worker mimicking posh yuppie lady. 😦 LOL OMfG. 😮 Yuppie is the last thing I wanna resemble now. Being a semi-retired 50+ woman without any deadlines but all the time in the world and no need to look good or have the most coolest and fashionable stuff is pretty darn nice, let me tell you that. 🙂
Needless to say the box is empty nowadays, we got rid of its failing content, like, in 2006 or so. Buhbye, Applecrap.
Hmmm, maybe, just maybe, when I have a very good day, a day on which I am nice and eager, I’m gonna clean out this shitty rattan footlocker:
Legend has it that somewhere in this box’s dephts there still lurks a Mackintosh Classic II Color! Supposed to be in working order but last time I looked into that unlucky box it was coated in a fingerthick layer of dust. 😮 So better leaving the lid cosed. 😉
But for now we’re rid of the garage and all its fubared contents. Feels so good, like a stone lifted from my chest and my soul, like totally unburdened, clean and wholesome.