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#1 twinsdad

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 11:27 AM

Thought I'd share a bit of humor from Scrappleface.com:

Apple Offers $29 Nano-Mac, Hardware Not Included
by Scott Ott

(2005-01-12) -- In another uncharacteristic effort to woo the masses, Apple CEO Steve Jobs today announced that starting in February his company would ship a "starter version" of the iconic Macintosh computer which will sell for only $29 -- hardware not included.

The announcement follows yesterday's launch of a $499 Mac mini -- a small metal box with no monitor, keyboard, mouse, or other peripherals.

The new $29 Apple Nano-Mac promises to "reduce desktop clutter, while instilling the confidence and feelings of self-worth shared by Mac users worldwide," Mr. Jobs said.

And while critics charged that the bargain-priced Nano-Mac is "little more than a silver Apple logo sticker on an empty matchbox with no ports, plugs, peripherals or programs," Mr. Jobs was quick to point out that all of those "high-end extras can be purchased at Apple.com by users who like the Mac culture and zeitgeist and want to upgrade to a more hardware-centric experience."


I'm gonna buy two of them to get twice the capabilities! :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 January 2005 - 02:57 PM

If MS can sell a non- functional operating system, then surely APPLE should be able to sell us a non-functioning computer.
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Edited by jgweed, 12 January 2005 - 02:58 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 05:54 PM

If MS can sell a non- functional operating system, then surely APPLE should be able to sell us a non-functioning computer.
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Posted 12 January 2005 - 06:00 PM

Hmmm $29 for an apple that does nothing. At least I can buy one for considerably less then that and I would have a healthy snack :thumbsup:

Seriously, thanks for the info. It does make me curious just exactly what it is...
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Posted 12 January 2005 - 07:05 PM

Thats the only Apple I would buy! :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 10:31 AM

(2005-01-12) -- In another uncharacteristic effort to woo the masses, Apple CEO Steve Jobs today announced that starting in February his company would ship a "starter version" of the iconic Macintosh computer which will sell for only $29 -- hardware not included.

The announcement follows yesterday's launch of a $499 Mac mini -- a small metal box with no monitor, keyboard, mouse, or other peripherals.

The new $29 Apple Nano-Mac promises to "reduce desktop clutter, while instilling the confidence and feelings of self-worth shared by Mac users worldwide," Mr. Jobs said.

And while critics charged that the bargain-priced Nano-Mac is "little more than a silver Apple logo sticker on an empty matchbox with no ports, plugs, peripherals or programs," Mr. Jobs was quick to point out that all of those "high-end extras can be purchased at Apple.com by users who like the Mac culture and zeitgeist and want to upgrade to a more hardware-centric experience."


hmmm? still. what is the point of it? save room? okay..... save more room and dont buy one?




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