[rescue] Apple WWDC Summary

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Fri Jun 27 15:59:53 CDT 2003

On Friday, June 27, 2003, at 09:54 AM, Kevin wrote:

> In a distant (1992) past i painted my 486, just for the hell of it.  I 
> don't think that type of thing is *inherently* bad, but like most 
> things it has been tainted well beyond the point of me going anywhere 
> near it.  When that type of thing started to become 1.) everywhere you 
> look and 2.) the focal point of the computer, then it became a 
> problem.  I believe most of this crap came from the overclocking crowd 
> (a faction i never identified with) and then just spread when PeeCees 
> became $5 a dozen.
I too modded my x86 486 (back when I only owned a Mac IIx and a 486 

I originally pulled off the OEM logo and cut the Sun logo off my 
cardboard shipping box for Solx86 and glued it on.


Then later I painted the entire case black... disassembled my monitor 
plastics and painted them black... bought a black IBM keyboard and 
mouse... glued a NeXT logo over top of the same spot... and bought 
OPENSTEP 4.2 academic...to put on it.

Wee... the SCSI card never worked so I returned the OS for a refund but 
kept the Black 486 until I got a PPro 150... also Black (but that was 
bought as such and was for looks only)... and the Black Taiwanese 15" 
monitor I painted I used until it became too dim to work right 
anymore... then I left it at work for them to dispose of hehe... (I had 
also glued NeXT logos to it as well)  (and these were paper printouts 
not plastic logos)

Now I own real NeXT hardware.


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