[vcf-midatlantic] iMac G4 ("iLamp") free to a good home
dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Fri Apr 7 08:57:37 EDT 2017
Here is a great write-up on the G4 for those who are curious. Although the
G4 was innovative, in my opinion the information in this article cements
the G4's place in the "not yet vintage" category.
On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 10:29 PM, Adam Rosen via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Meant to be a light-hearted can of worms, for sure!
> Actually I think Bill’s offer is a good one, the iLamp is definitely a
> classic, iconic design. Yes, wise to hold on to things you know (or
> suspect) will become more important in the future.
> > On Apr 6, 2017, at 9:48 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >> Just joined this list after the show. Nice to meet many of you.
> > Welcome Adam!
> > Everyone else: Adam's a good guy. I've known him for several years and
> he exhibited at the last (two or three?) VCF East shows.
> >> Isn't “future collectibles” by definition a relative term? Some of us
> are already collecting PowerPC iMacs and other devices of that era.
> > People collect all kinds of stuff that isn't yet vintage.
> >> Picking the cutoff point as to what is truly vintage is really arbitrary
> > Way to begin your list tenure by opening a barrel of worms. :)
> > Bill Dudley's point was simply: it is wise for VCFed to collect things
> that we think will eventually be vintage, not just things that already are
> vintage. Thus, a lamp-Mac belongs in our collection. It may * already * be
> "vintage" because it became historic from Day One of its existence. Others
> can debate that :) but part of my job is to decide what belongs in the
> collection, and my decision is made...
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