Overcoming Limitations: The Mac Color Classic, 20 years later
Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:44 AM
The "praise" you give it were not "features" that most folks cared one lick about. "A hobbyist's dream machine"... seriously?
Despite the hyperbole, I appreciate the walk down memory lane.
p.s. my 1988 Mac SE was probably my favorite computer (maybe after my first computer, an Apple IIe).
Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:10 PM
Yep, you're right. Insert an "almost" before "matched" in that sentence, and everything will be fine.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:36 AM
What's become very clear to me is that "everything that is wrong with Apple" and "everything that is right with Apple" frequently were and are one and the same: absurd arrogance and egomania; ridiculous hardware made of expensive, rare components; aesthetics over cost, function and sometimes practicality.
The new Apple has perhaps narrowed the gap between the impractical and the practical, between the beautiful and poetic and the efficient and functional, but it makes me happy that the company's dreams still exceed its grasp from time to time.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:46 PM
Still have it. It still runs.