Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Damn you, Obsolescence!

My first real job was in a computer rental company. I used to service and install Apple MacIntosh computers. I'm in my 30's now and I was 19 then. The only thing that the me of 1992 would recognise in an Apple Store in 2007 would be the logo. Perhaps that's why I am so obsessed with ancient Mac systems now - perhaps it's a way of holding onto my past identity as someone who loved working on Apple computers. I'll save that one for therapy.

Anyway, right now I have a leaky garage full of Apple Mac parts that I need to shift before winter. I've decided to stick with one ancient Mac and find a new home for the rest. It drives me mad to see people making aquariums out of working computers that could still be used. So if you know anybody who tinkers with old Apple kit, please send them the link below. I don't normally pimp my Ebay auctions on my blog, but in this case my motivation is to keep some working computer parts out of landfill.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170148891781

Update: A very nice man collected the whole pile of Mac gear on Friday. Now I need to freecycle the PC bits ...

1 comment:

Sam said...

Hmm you have PC parts....?