Bring ’em Back, Steve! Bring ’em Back!

Lately, I’ve been looking at the possibility of buying a new computer.

Let me rephrase that:

Lately, I’ve been looking at the possibility of buying a new (to me) computer. Specifically, I was thinking about picking up (if I could find one) a classic iBook. They were some of the most beautiful laptops ever created. And the handle on the back was pretty cool, to boot. (No pun intended.) Likewise, I’ve been looking at the older iMacs. Somehow the eMacs don’t quite do it for me. Dunno why.

The question is why. Why would I spend $450 on an old iBook? Why not spend that money on a more current and faster computer?

The simple answer is this: I’m not looking for a monster. I’m just looking for something to do some light, personal work with, like writing, playing Alpha Centauri, and watching some videos. And I’d rather have something that looks good. Personally, I’d rather the iBook, since I have a weird soft spot for older laptops. (I just said goodbye to my trusty old Compaq Presario 1685, which was running Corel Linux rather well.) And I’ve always wanted one of the cool orange iBooks to tote around. Doesn’t matter whether they run OS X or not. (They probably do, albeit very slowly.) I can always install Yellow Dog Linux on it or something. I’d just like to find a reasonably priced iBook. Something that looks like this this:

Beautiful, isn’t it?

A man can dream, though. A man can dream…

Bring ’em back, Steve! Bring ’em back!

Yes, I know. There’s probably a “Musings of a Married Man” story around here. Maybe that’ll come later.

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