11 Years Old


In the photo above, you can see (on the floor) an old G4 tower and a 15″ CRT display. This setup was in use until yesterday. The G4 was purchased in 2000. That makes it 11 years old. And it was still working. You know what OS probably shipped on it? 9.0.2. It was running 10.3.9 on a huuuge 20 GB drive. And still working.

Said user has now upgraded to a new Mac Mini and a 17″ LCD.

His comment upon seeing the new monitor?
“It’s soooo big!”

(Also, you should have seen the dust bunnies under the computer. I think they were sentient.)


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