OT: If classic computers were cars...

From: David Vohs <netsurfer_x1_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Mon Jun 12 19:27:09 2000

If anybody ever asked me what cars could be compared to classic computers,
this is what I'd pick out:

System: TI-99/4A
Car equivalent: DMC Delorean
Reason: It looks like a Delorean, & is about as flawed.

System: Original Apple Macintosh
Car equivalent: Any Saturn
Reason: Way back when, Apple wanted to make you think that you were the wise
consumer. Saturn does the same.

System: Altair 8800
Car equivalent: Ford Model "T"
Reason: If you can't figure this one out, hang up your mouse on the way out.

System: Commodore 64
Car equivalent: 1957 Chevy
Reason: Name anybody who didn't have one of these when they were out! (both
the car or the system, that is)

System: Apple ///
Car equivalent: Yugo
Reason: None required.

System: Apple Macintosh SE/30
Car equivalent: 1967 Ford Mustang GT
Reason: The computer could haul, & so could the car!

System: IBM PC Jr.
Car equivalent: Edsel
Reason: See "Apple ///"

System: Apple Macintosh II
Car equivalent: Mack Truck
Reason: Large computer, large truck, 'nuff said.

System: Commodore Amiga
Car equivalent: Any Lexus
Reason: The Amiga had featues found on computers costing much more, likewise
with its comparison.

System: Apple LISA
Car equivalent: Rolls Royce
Reason: Self-explanitory.

Got anything to add? I'd like to see what you guys can come up with?
David Vohs, Digital Archaeologist & Computer Historian.
Home page: http://www.geocities.com/netsurfer_x1/

Computer Collection:

"Triumph": Commodore 64C, 1802, 1541, FSD-1, GeoRAM 512, MPS-801.
"Leela": Macintosh 128 (Plus upgrade), Nova SCSI HDD, Imagewriter II.
"Delorean": TI-99/4A, TI Speech Synthesizer.
"Monolith": Apple Macintosh Portable.
"Spectrum": Tandy Color Computer 3.
"Boombox": Sharp PC-7000.
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