Monday, February 4th, 2008

Apple //c unboxed after two decades, geeks swoon


2235392314_d5d65f9eb5_m.jpgSome rich fella paid over $2,000 for a mint Apple //c off of eBay, and then proceeded to document the unboxing of said beast. The thing I noticed right away is that Apple has consistently had some amazing package design, even in the old days. Plus, the Apple //c just looks damned cool.

(picture by Flickr user Dansays)

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

7 Responses to “ Apple //c unboxed after two decades, geeks swoon ”

craig says:

Okay, even from a non-geek perspective this is pretty darn cool! Maybe it’s because I’m old enough to remember the Vic20…

John says:

Yeah, way to take the ‘air’ out of my MacBook Air unboxing 😉

This is very cool….glad he decided to open it instead of letting it sit on a shelf. Still amazed it all worked too…you’d think something in there would have leaked or broken down after all this time in the pink plastic tomb.

Jean-Paul Samson says:

A used TRS-80 Model One computer sold for around $4500 about a month ago on eBay. The snapshots showed garbage on the screen when powered up, which means the computer was fried. Yup, $4500 for a broken computer.

John says:

Holy Crap! I’ve got two TRS-80 Model 100 ‘notebook’ computers….both working…wonder what they would fetch…haven’t checked forever.

Warren says:

I’d bet you’d do well with those…if nothing else, foreign correspondents used to swear by them, because they could take any form of of abuse and come out swinging. Kinda funny that our iPhones are sort of a modern, smaller version of the Model 100…hell, that’d make a good iPhone skin/wallpaper…:)

Jean-Paul Samson says:

Tons of Model 100’s on eBay, I’m afraid. You’ll not make your fortune trying to sell them.

Winson says:

Man! Mine died and I’d it apart, trashed the guts a bit, before I gave it away to some guy who needed computer parts to make a giant robot statue. I later sold the monochrome monitor to somebody for $10. I still have parts of the original packaging – using it to store Star Wars figures.

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