Friday, March 28, 2008

We've Come a Long Way

In less than 20 years, we've gone from this..



With these amazing specs:

Key Dates:Announced September 1989
Discontinued October 1991
Original Price:$6500
CPU:Motorola 68000, 16 MHz
Memory:1MB RAM, expandable to 5MB (this unit has 5MB installed)
Display:Active-matrix monochrome LCD
Operating System:Mac OS
Input/Output:Built-in keyboard, floppy disk drive, trackball, external floppy drive port, SCSI port, internal 100MB hard disk
Bus:N/A
Other Items in Collection:Carrying case
Items Needed:BATTERY, original operating system diskettes, documentation

To this...






I'm sure there were people wondering how in the world they were going to fill up that 100 MB hard drive. And the price @ $6,500.00 is like $11,250.00 adjusted for inflation.  I'm sure that 20 years from now the MacBook Air will look rather foolish as well.  Actually I wouldn't be surprised if we are laughing at the Air in less time than that.

2 comments:

KFJ said...

I think we had one of those first ones at our garage sale this morning priced at $1.00 and sold for 15cents.......

rynoerik said...

he's got TQF down better than clint.