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(MacWorld)   To celebrate the 30th birthday of the Macintosh, we present unboxing photos of the 128k original   (macworld.com) divider line 58
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2014-01-24 01:23:21 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-24 02:46:34 PM  
It won't let me unbox past page 2.
 
2014-01-24 02:46:38 PM  
Is that how much it cost in 2014 dollars?
 
2014-01-24 02:54:00 PM  
SE series (especially SE 30) were the first useable Macs. Black and white Sim City FTW.
 
2014-01-24 02:56:23 PM  
I remember unboxing mine. Good times... good times...

/my original system disks are in better shape
//cassettes are long gone
///cool story, bro'
 
2014-01-24 02:57:34 PM  
Meh. I used a Sinclair ZX81 at the time. Handled all my computing needs...
 
2014-01-24 02:59:10 PM  
I know this article is from a very biased source, but you can't almost hear their erection as you read the text that accompanies the pictures.
 
2014-01-24 03:06:31 PM  

mjbok: I know this article is from a very biased source, but you can't almost hear their erection as you read the text that accompanies the pictures.


Gawd, I could see my screen flexing from the author's hardon pushing against the entire internet as he typed.
 
2014-01-24 03:07:44 PM  
still got one, still works. fairly useless.
 
2014-01-24 03:07:47 PM  
"The box is surprisingly colourful for a computer box from 1984. We like the way Apple has suggested the playful creativity of the Mac right from the start. "

Gag me with a farking spoon.
 
2014-01-24 03:09:23 PM  
We also like this stylish box that contains the disks and manuals.

The manual itself is full-color and includes dazzling lifestyle photography.

More lifestyle photography. We're not sure how he'll get anything done with that working posture.

Steve Jobs wanted to ensure everybody used the mouse, so he ordered the arrow keys removed.

The Macintosh Mouse box shares the same design as the keyboard and computer.

The Apple M0100 Mouse is a design classic. This was the first mouse that many people ever used
.

What a bunch of wankery. Seriously, what kind of a fop prattles on about the "lifestyle photography" contained in the product manual of a computer? This is why people think apple fanboys are vapid idiots.
 
2014-01-24 03:11:55 PM  
I know this article is from a very biased source, but you can't almost hear their erection as you read the text that accompanies the pictures.


These are the most effusive captions I could find in the slide show:

The box is surprisingly colourful for a computer box from 1984. We like the way Apple has suggested the playful creativity of the Mac right from the start.

The manual itself is full-color and includes dazzling lifestyle photography.

The Apple M0100 Mouse is a design classic. This was the first mouse that many people ever used.


Yeah, they're really foaming at the mouth here.
 
2014-01-24 03:14:34 PM  

Tyrosine: This is why people think know apple fanboys are vapid idiots.


Overwhelming evidence. I wouldn't even call this a theory of the scientific definition. It is an undeniable constant of our physical universe.
 
2014-01-24 03:28:38 PM  

Wendy's Chili: Is that how much it cost in 2014 dollars?


All computers were crazy expensive 30 years ago.
 
2014-01-24 03:41:09 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: still got one, still works. fairly useless.


They make excellent space heaters. ;)
 
2014-01-24 03:41:30 PM  
the problem with the original mac packaging is that you see this nice white box with colorful simple graphics... and then you pull out this crappy styrofoam to reveal a beige box with a black & white screen
 
2014-01-24 03:48:54 PM  
I was still using this in 1984.  And loving it.

www.myoldcomputers.com
 
2014-01-24 03:51:52 PM  
So apparently we're celebrating this anniversary/birthday all month?!
 
2014-01-24 03:55:06 PM  

ZeroCorpse: So apparently we're celebrating this anniversary/birthday all month?!


Mac cultists can't stop gushing over Apple products... even 30 year old apple products.
 
2014-01-24 04:04:49 PM  
It looks like it had been unboxed many times before.
Whore box.
 
2014-01-24 04:12:49 PM  

ZeroCorpse: So apparently we're celebrating this anniversary/birthday all month?!


It's Mac History Month.  Don't hate.  You guys get the whole rest of the year.
 
2014-01-24 04:31:05 PM  

Tyrosine: We also like this stylish box that contains the disks and manuals.

The manual itself is full-color and includes dazzling lifestyle photography.

More lifestyle photography. We're not sure how he'll get anything done with that working posture.

Steve Jobs wanted to ensure everybody used the mouse, so he ordered the arrow keys removed.

The Macintosh Mouse box shares the same design as the keyboard and computer.

The Apple M0100 Mouse is a design classic. This was the first mouse that many people ever used.

What a bunch of wankery. Seriously, what kind of a fop prattles on about the "lifestyle photography" contained in the product manual of a computer? This is why people think apple fanboys are vapid idiots.


Well, you need to compare it to the crappy way that other computers were being shipped even years later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7zA0wB69dM

Apple has always paid a lot of attention to the packaging and documentation that ships with its products. Most companies during this time shipped computers out with materials that seem more appropriate for a replacement blower motor.
 
2014-01-24 04:42:27 PM  
'84 used terminal in basement of dorm for word processing and Zork.  First PC, Mac Plus in '87.  Apps ran so slow on floppy, got huge 20 MB SCSI external drive.
 
2014-01-24 04:55:24 PM  

Trocadero: SE series (especially SE 30) were the first useable Macs. Black and white Sim City FTW.


The SE 30 was the only 68030 based Mac not to have the "x" suffix on it's name.
 
2014-01-24 04:59:13 PM  

Tyrosine: The Macintosh Mouse box shares the same design as the keyboard and computer.


Good God, but the mouse and keyboard on those things were horrible.
 
2014-01-24 04:59:24 PM  

JohnnyC: ZeroCorpse: So apparently we're celebrating this anniversary/birthday all month?!

Mac cultists can't stop gushing over Apple products... even 30 year old apple products.


Funny too. Microsoft *just* posted record profits, a huge sales success of Surface and XBOne, tens of millions of Nokia Lumina phone's sold worldwide (I think 40 million) and yet we a number these vapid "OMG, the Mac is 30 years old!!!! Let's get a boner together." stories posted to the geek page, and one crap-tastic MSFT headline buried in the business tab.

I bet when Apple posts quarterly results, we'll see half a dozen posts "Records broken!" "What does this mean for iPhone?" "Mac Pro? The fastest Mac ever!" "Apple TV updates 'expected" "Tim Cook says: "We have exciting things in the future." "Is a new, larger iPhone coming?" Circle jerks.

/yeah, welcome to Fark.
 
2014-01-24 05:16:55 PM  
The only thing that hurts watching that is knowing that system "won" and the Amiga fizzled away.
 
2014-01-24 06:11:23 PM  
So it's a valuable antique now? It's all starting to come true..

i228.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-24 06:14:13 PM  

GameSprocket: Apple has always paid a lot of attention to the packaging and documentation that ships with its products. Most companies during this time shipped computers out with materials that seem more appropriate for a replacement blower motor.


"This thing reads like stereo instructions!"
 
2014-01-24 06:15:17 PM  

wiredroach: The manual itself is full-color and includes dazzling lifestyle photography.


That is the one that really is completely masturbatory.

GameSprocket: Apple has always paid a lot of attention to the packaging and documentation that ships with its products. Most companies during this time shipped computers out with materials that seem more appropriate for a replacement blower motor.


The same Apple that suggested dropping the Apple III to reseat chips on the logic board?
 
2014-01-24 06:16:26 PM  

Gordon Bennett: So it's a valuable antique now? It's all starting to come true..

[i228.photobucket.com image 850x478]


With the box and, and all the original bits, yes.  A working Mac M0001 on its own brings about $300 on eBay.

/you'd get more for an original 1960s lava lamp.
 
2014-01-24 06:32:45 PM  

THX 1138: Gawd, I could see my screen flexing from the author's hardon pushing against the entire internet as he typed.


Glad I'm not the only one.  Thought I needed to take the Mac in for repair.
 
2014-01-24 06:34:29 PM  

mjbok: The same Apple that suggested dropping the Apple III to reseat chips on the logic board?


We had to do that to our Amiga 500.  The CPU would work itself loose, and it took a knee to the underside to get it back in place and working
 
2014-01-24 06:56:12 PM  
Back in 1984...hadn't yet been exposed to computing with the exception of VERY fleeting acquaintance with my cousins' old Tandy CoCo; my personal introduction to computers proper was a bit later, first with the uncle's Amiga, and later with the Mac Pluses and Mac SE and Mac IIs we had in the computer lab at school.  (Always preferred the Amiga most of all, but of the three computer labs available to us in school--the Mac lab, the Tandy POS IBM-semicompatible lab, and the actual IBM PC lab--the Mac lab was by far the most fun.

Hence--whilst I do not consider myself one of those people ranting THERE IS NO GOD BUT APPLE AND STEVE JOBS IS ITS PROPHET...I'll definitely admit to a bit of a soft spot for Macintoshen.  (Even more so for Amigas, but the corpse of the Amiga has been drawn, quartered and processed into cold cuts so much that I've had to come to terms that the Amiga ain't coming back.)

I will also note that newer Macintoshen are actually not bad PCs at all, as long as one uses them for their intended purpose (which is, naturally, "recognition that this is in fact essentially the modern spiritual successor of a NeXT Cube running a descendent of OpenStep ported to Intel, hence qualifying as a genuine Unixy Thing with a functional command prompt").  I do have a MacBook that I use as a dual-boot box, which is surprisingly better in benchmarks than a PC of comparable build and vintage re Windows 7; it's fortunately of a vintage of MacBook that I can still upgrade and muck about in its innards, and it does what I need, and so I do like my little dogcow-box. :D

(In my case, I did receive it as a "fix the DVD and it's yours; we got a Mac Air instead" sort of deal.  A rather surprising amount of computer kit comes to me like this, and iFixit is quite the handy site in working on older Macintoshen.)

That said, I'm kind of surprised I haven't been banned from the local Apple Store yet due to always going on the demonstration Macs and promptly opening up a Terminal window to start Emacs.  (To show that, yes, this IS an Honest and True Unixy Thing despite how pretty the window manager is. :D  Somehow I suspect this is NOT the intent of the folks trying to sell the things to artists, hipsters and Grandma.)  I'm not exactly the Typical Macintosh User, and I DO happily acknowledge the failings of Macs (I still kind of go "WTF" over the push for Thunderbolt Everything, and I do think the dogcow-box is a bit lacking in the department of Usable USB Jacks, and GPS software is next to farking impossible to find for MacOS X) and do dual-boot to get best of both worlds.

I also tend to think people who try to start quasi-religious wars over operating systems are actually operating two functional levels below profoundly intellectually disabled people arguing on the Internet. :D  (Use what works for you, kids.  One size does not fit all.)

Oh, and for extra lulz, I've been known to use my Mac to not only emulate classic Macs, but the Spiritual Predecessor of the Mac, the Apple Lisa.  (Yes, there are functional emulators for the Lisa, amazingly enough.  Native to MacOS X, even.  Yes, even system drives for Lisa Office System 1; apparently there IS a functional way to clone the contents of a Twiggy drive to a disk image!)  Which ended up being the development system for at least the early stages of the Mac (to the point there are actually two known late prototype Macintosh 128s in the wild that were installed with Twiggy drives and are capable of running release candidates of Finder 1.0).  And in its way, I actually consider the Lisa to be the more interesting system for its time, but it is rather neat that Macintoshen have lasted this long.)
 
2014-01-24 06:58:18 PM  

GameSprocket: Well, you need to compare it to the crappy way that other computers were being shipped even years later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7zA0wB69dM

Apple has always paid a lot of attention to the packaging and documentation that ships with its products. Most companies during this time shipped computers out with materials that seem more appropriate for a replacement blower motor.


Firstly that was 1980, four years earlier not later.

Secondly, apart from the computer being smaller because it didn't include a screen, it is packaged pretty much the same. Styrofoam packing, manuals and instructions in a hole on top, computer underneath. What's the difference?
 
2014-01-24 07:13:45 PM  

Flint Ironstag: GameSprocket: Well, you need to compare it to the crappy way that other computers were being shipped even years later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7zA0wB69dM

Apple has always paid a lot of attention to the packaging and documentation that ships with its products. Most companies during this time shipped computers out with materials that seem more appropriate for a replacement blower motor.

Firstly that was 1980, four years earlier not later.

Secondly, apart from the computer being smaller because it didn't include a screen, it is packaged pretty much the same. Styrofoam packing, manuals and instructions in a hole on top, computer underneath. What's the difference?


Oh, dang! I was looking at stuff about the Apple II earlier. Still had 1977 on the brain.
 
2014-01-24 07:39:52 PM  
I had to manage and maintain an entire college full of these shiatbag things. I mean I loved them to use at first, but after 6 months I wanted to make a farking bonfire.. and dont even get me started on goddamned shiatfarking appletalk networks.
 
2014-01-24 08:27:43 PM  

gaspode: I had to manage and maintain an entire college full of these shiatbag things. I mean I loved them to use at first, but after 6 months I wanted to make a farking bonfire.. and dont even get me started on goddamned shiatfarking appletalk networks.


I don't get the hate for Appletalk.  It was a huge step forward when my high school got its Mac lab in the early 90s.  Suddenly, you could print whatever you wanted from your own computer, rather than having to save what you were working on to a floppy and then take it over to the one dedicated computer which was hooked up to the printer in the school's Apple IIe lab.
 
2014-01-24 08:43:57 PM  

mjbok: That is the one that really is completely masturbatory.


Yeah, it's crazy. That writer is out of control. How dare he admire the photos?
 
2014-01-24 09:00:03 PM  

Tyrosine: This is why people think apple fanboys are vapid idiots.


People who jizz over unboxing videos are a tiny minority. Only a vapid idiot would think the tool who wrote that article represents all Mac users.
 
2014-01-24 09:06:05 PM  
Fortunately, PC users are only concerned with functionality, not appearance.

media.alienwarearena.com
 
2014-01-24 09:56:11 PM  
Came across one of these at a thrift store a while back for $20, and it seemed to still work. Now I'm kicking myself for not buying it.
 
2014-01-24 11:50:18 PM  

wiredroach: Yeah, it's crazy. That writer is out of control. How dare he admire the photos?


So, to you this:
images.techhive.com

Is "dazzling lifestyle photography"?  I'm sorry, it's not.  It's gushing over nothing extraordinary.
 
2014-01-25 12:04:04 AM  

mjbok: wiredroach: Yeah, it's crazy. That writer is out of control. How dare he admire the photos?

So, to you this:
[images.techhive.com image 580x388]

Is "dazzling lifestyle photography"?  I'm sorry, it's not.  It's gushing over nothing extraordinary.


But he has a plant on his desk! A plant! Don't you dream of one day having a plant on your desk?
 
2014-01-25 12:05:10 AM  

mjbok: Is "dazzling lifestyle photography"? I'm sorry, it's not. It's gushing over nothing extraordinary.


It's not dazzling photography of any kind. But I'm guessing it's better than the crap offered in most contemporary print collateral that shipped with computers of the time.

So to you, one caption's worth of mild hyperbole equals an audible journalistic erection? Maybe you're just keenly interested in listening for erections?
 
2014-01-25 12:11:04 AM  

wiredroach: mjbok: Is "dazzling lifestyle photography"? I'm sorry, it's not. It's gushing over nothing extraordinary.

It's not dazzling photography of any kind. But I'm guessing it's better than the crap offered in most contemporary print collateral that shipped with computers of the time.

So to you, one caption's worth of mild hyperbole equals an audible journalistic erection? Maybe you're just keenly interested in listening for erections?


I'm not the only one who thought so.  It's from MacWorld.  It's slanted.  It's hyperbole, which is typical describing anything that comes from apple, right down the the "stylish disk case" and the "dazzling photography".
 
2014-01-25 12:19:26 AM  

mjbok: I'm not the only one who thought so. It's from MacWorld. It's slanted. It's hyperbole, which is typical describing anything that comes from apple, right down the the "stylish disk case" and the "dazzling photography".


Yes. Use of the word "stylish" is clearly throwing all objectivity to the wind and engaging in blatant knob-slobbering.
 
2014-01-25 04:30:31 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: gaspode: I had to manage and maintain an entire college full of these shiatbag things. I mean I loved them to use at first, but after 6 months I wanted to make a farking bonfire.. and dont even get me started on goddamned shiatfarking appletalk networks.

I don't get the hate for Appletalk.  It was a huge step forward when my high school got its Mac lab in the early 90s.  Suddenly, you could print whatever you wanted from your own computer, rather than having to save what you were working on to a floppy and then take it over to the one dedicated computer which was hooked up to the printer in the school's Apple IIe lab.


Just because your school didnt have their PCs networked, doesnt mean they couldnt. I also had a Novell 3 network with a server and 2 rooms of PCs in the same college, and I greatly preferred working with that.
 
2014-01-25 06:39:54 AM  
TFA sounds about like Strongbad describing his lappy 486
 
2014-01-25 08:12:02 AM  

bingethinker: Tyrosine: This is why people think apple fanboys are vapid idiots.

People who jizz over unboxing videos are a tiny minority. Only a vapid idiot would think the tool who wrote that article represents all Mac users.


GIS "meanwhile at apple headquarters" and compare the results to "meanwhile at microsoft" and I think you'll see that in general apple users are not held in high regard, at least by people who can use the internet.
 
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