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QotD: Mac Memorabilia

Question: What's your favorite piece of Mac memorabilia?

My Answer: It's more Apple memorabilia, but I dig my eMate 300. Still works. If I'm restricting the answer strictly to Mac memorabilia, then I'm going to have to go with my case cracker for the original Mac. Not a ton of those still around.

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6 Responses to "QotD: Mac Memorabilia"

  1. Right now I am digging my orange WWDC 2005 "Engineer" polo.

    I have an Apple pocketwatch somewhere as well thats pretty nifty.

  2. I haven't been a Mac user long enough to have a huge amount of memorabilia, but I guess my favorite thing would be the original Mac OS X 10.0 box. It's amazing how far we've come in only 4+ years!

  3. My favorite nick-nack is an Apple PowerCD portable CDROM reader from the old PowerBook days. Still works for playing audio CDs. Don't have a Mac with the old 25 pin SCSI port anymore...

  4. My favorite pieces of memorabilia are also mostly Apple, not Mac. I do have a working 128k Macintosh, though I don't suppose those are terribly hard to come by. I also have an Apple ][ and an Apple IIGS Limited Edition (both functional and in quite good condition). I don't if the latter has any particular value, but its case has Woz's signature, which makes it automatically cool. 🙂

    I'd love to have an eMate. I used to know an elementary school teacher who had one, and still regularly used it (this was only a couple of years ago). Apparently it was just useful to him in its own right (which I suppose it was); I don't think he even knew it had sentimental value for a lot of people. 🙂 A very nice little piece of equipment, in any case.

  5. Oh, and I have an "Apple VIP" badge from a MacWorld Expo. The 1999 New York one, I think. I was only 9 years old at the time, and my brother was 7, and we wanted to get into the Stevenote. (My mom was with us. We were fortunately not alone in a crowded convention center in New York City. 🙂

    But some guard guy was saying that our registration didn't give us access to keynotes. So we found an Apple person standing by the doors, and she sympathized with these two poor little children who were sad that they wouldn't get to see Steve Jobs, and she gave all three of us some "Apple VIP" badges so we could get in. And as an added bonus, we got to sit really close to the stage. Fun!

    I still have two of those badges, so I guess that counts as memorabilia.

  6. It's not really Apple-branded schwag, but I have a copy of Shatter #1, the first comic book entirely written, drawn, and printed (though not published, afaik) with a Macintosh. Or any computer, for that matter. I met one of the creators, Mike Saenz, at Macworld 1992 in Boston when he was promoting Reactor's Spaceship Warlock but I didn't have the comic with me so I never got it signed.


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