[vcf-midatlantic] iMac G4 ("iLamp") free to a good home
js at sdf.org
Fri Apr 7 10:07:55 EDT 2017
The thing that makes this machine historic is Steve Jobs' role in the
design. The original iMac was well under way when Jobs returned to Apple
making the iLamp the first iMac designed completely under his supervision.
I'm sure its resemblance to the desk lamp in Pixar's demo short is no
coincidence as Jobs owned Pixar at the time. The fact that it's not easy to
open is just another Jobs 'feature'.
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Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] iMac G4 ("iLamp") free to a good home
On Apr 6, 2017, at 22:29, 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 Billfs 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.
It's also a halfway decent machine without TOO many maintenance problems
(which is good, because its design makes it not much fun to open up), and
it's one of the last machines that could boot directly into OS 9. If you're
looking to demo "classic" Mac software in its native environment, it's a
really great machine. I know I'm hanging on to mine.
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