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Maflynn
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Aug 15, 2008, 05:37 PM
 

10 years since they shipped the bondi blue iMac
     
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Aug 15, 2008, 06:11 PM
 
wow. The start of "i" everything. LOL
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Aug 15, 2008, 06:53 PM
 
The start of the iComeback. Friggin brilliant.
     
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Aug 15, 2008, 07:39 PM
 
Here's the youtube of his Stevieness unveiling the iMac
     
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Aug 15, 2008, 08:56 PM
 
What's more impressive is that I'm still using a rev B iMac G3 with a 333 MHz processor and 512 mb of RAM as a half decent server. Runs Tiger pretty well.
     
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Aug 16, 2008, 12:56 AM
 
Oh, man. I remember getting my first Lime iMac. Back when I didn't have an email. And everyone was like "what's this?" You know, like that?

Mmm...stamps.

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Aug 16, 2008, 01:09 AM
 
Have you noticed how Steve has followed the iMac's path by slimming down and turning gray?
     
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Aug 16, 2008, 02:05 AM
 
My first mac was an iMac Bondi Blue, I bought it together with a telephone landline subscription. I bought 128mb extra ram for about 300 euro's back then. And I didn't have any software except what came with it for half a year. They are nice memories though
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Aug 16, 2008, 09:18 AM
 
32 MB of memory, expandable to 128.
That's what the iPhone comes with these days.

I loved my tangerine iMac. Bought through work and our Apple reseller discount.
     
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Aug 16, 2008, 10:07 AM
 
My first Apple computer was the first iMac. My friends thought I was crazy. Most of them have (or want) MacBooks now.
     
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Aug 16, 2008, 10:11 AM
 
I used to use an iMac like that plus Pagemaker to do a college newspaper layout then generate the PDF for the printer. Class all-nighters were one thing, but editorial and design all-nighters were just as frequent.
     
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Aug 16, 2008, 10:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
My first Apple computer was the first iMac. My friends thought I was crazy.
i can relate to that, I remember calling my Windows-friends with simple questions (how to eject cd?? where is the delete-button??) and they told me they couldn't help me at all with my candy computer It was before I even knew about Powermacs and Powerbooks, the ibook wasn't introduced back then.
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Aug 16, 2008, 02:07 PM
 
Ah yes, the iMac was my introduction to Apple as well. Now it's my parents computer, they love it!

Happy birthday!
     
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Aug 16, 2008, 02:13 PM
 
So what was everybody doing ten years ago? I worked in an ad agency in London, UK. We were riding the dot com wave and getting ready for the millennium. Good times, good times.
     
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Aug 16, 2008, 02:30 PM
 
I was a senior in high school and my dad had just got the iMac to replace our very very old Apple IIgs.
     
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Aug 16, 2008, 02:56 PM
 
I was in second grade and didn't really care about Macs as long as my dad's Power Mac 6100 ran Star Wars X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter.
     
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Aug 16, 2008, 04:49 PM
 
I was a young lad when my school's library ordered the iMac, 6 months after it was released.
     
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Aug 16, 2008, 06:32 PM
 
I was married a year, had just bought a house, and working for GM doing experimental engineering. I mostly used the iMac for internet purposes and very basic digital photo. I had a Kodak 1 megapixel POS.
     
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Aug 16, 2008, 07:58 PM
 
Weenee Mac users. It's just a computer p-p-.....people! Where's the thread celebrating 8-tracks birthday? Beta???? Walkman??????
     
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Aug 16, 2008, 08:06 PM
 
I was about to start my senior year in college. Good times, good times...

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Aug 16, 2008, 08:07 PM
 
I studied at university, broke, but needed a computer. I was planning to lease a Windows computer (Aptiva) but on the way to the shop I saw the iMac for the first time, and I had to get it, the shop offered a great plan that would let me pay the iMac with my telephone-bill for 3 years, but they stopped billing after 6 months. Things went up from that moment on, next year I had a powerbook lombard.
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Aug 16, 2008, 08:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by Ratm View Post
Weenee Mac users. It's just a computer p-p-.....people! Where's the thread celebrating 8-tracks birthday? Beta???? Walkman??????
Take a look at the name of this forum.

Now GTFO.



(you can bet your beanies that there'll be a massive thread commemorating 30 years of Walkman next year - there was some press last year for the 35th anniversary of the original invention by that German guy who never saw any money until Sony *finally* recognized his prior invention, in 2003)
     
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Aug 16, 2008, 08:39 PM
 
I bought a Powermac 6500 six months before the iMac was released. I had to take out a $2,500 loan from the bank to buy it. It was a LOT of money for me back then. Six months later the damn iMac came out for $1,300 bucks. It was superior in about every way and cost half as much. Not only that, but I was instantly upside down on my loan, because I owed a lot more then my computer was worth, and a lot more then what it would take to buy the iMac.

Learned a lot of lessons about technology purchasing that year.

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Aug 17, 2008, 12:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
I bought a Powermac 6500 six months before the iMac was released. I had to take out a $2,500 loan from the bank to buy it.
I bought a 6500 a couple years back for $2. Put Linux on it, ripped out the guts and installed them in a Mac Classic case, then gave it away.

Ten years ago I was in eighth grade and had just bought my PowerMac 7100/80AV for $300 that I had saved up from my paper route.
     
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Aug 18, 2008, 10:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by Ghoser777 View Post
I was a senior in high school and my dad had just got the iMac to replace our very very old Apple IIgs.
Ditto, except we replaced a 5 year old Performa with the Rev. B iMac.
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Aug 18, 2008, 04:25 PM
 
I still have a weakness for rev-b's. I have one upstairs with maxed out memory and mezzanine Voodoo
too bad I can't use it for anything
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Aug 18, 2008, 05:17 PM
 
The Mac that saved Apple.

I came in for Rev D, didn't have the money when the Bondi iMac came out.

Say what you want about its' looks (and that awful goddamn mouse) but within months every computer manufacturer on earth was sticking translucent panels on their PCs.
     
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Aug 18, 2008, 09:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
The Mac that saved Apple.

I came in for Rev D, didn't have the money when the Bondi iMac came out.

Say what you want about its' looks (and that awful goddamn mouse) but within months every computer manufacturer on earth was sticking translucent panels on their PCs.
Not only PC manufacturers, but back then it seemed EVERYONE was riding the translucent wave. Toasters, staplers, George Foreman grills...
     
   
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