Ugly Computers (Was: RE: Appropritate comic strip....)

From: Lawrence Walker <>
Date: Sat Jan 12 01:53:29 2002

 I haven't seen the thing. I passed on the original URL but I like it already.
Anything relating to the NEXT I like. Go, Jobs, go. but put a fdd or some
entry device on it, and maybe a silent fan.
 Hmm, hope I'm around long enough for it to show up in thrift shops. Baah
of course I will. Old computer collectors don't die, they just get outmoded.


> On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Brian Chase wrote:
> > Well, first we had MacOS X, the revamp of NeXTstep. Then we had the
> > G4 Cube, an obvious though modernized callback to the NeXT Cube
> > design. Now it's like they've tried to create something that's
> > entirely non-NeXT, at least asthetically. Basing the design on a
> > white sphere places it completely opposite the black cube of the NeXT.
> The new iMac is nothing new for Apple. In actuality, this is the final
> realization of Jobs' product vision. There's a book that Apple put out in
> the late 80s called something like "The First Ten Years" that shows all
> sorts of prototype designs that were way too radical for the consumer back
> then. The new Mac looks like it came right out of that book.
> > I think it's a moderately ugly design, but I asked my employer to get
> > me one as I'm curious (though I'm not curious enough to get one for
> > home). They're happy to oblige, so I'll get a chance to see how
> > durably the critter is constructed. It does seem like it'd be likely
> > to get broken.
> I think it's incredibly bitchin' (as is/was the G4 Cube) and I can't wait
> til they start showing up in thrift stores in ten years :)
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