In January of 1999 my husband picked up an iMac G3 in Bondi Blue which was later discontinued. The five original colors were Strawberry, Blueberry, Lime, Grape, and Tangerine. I really wanted a grape or tangerine colored one. Lime was my least favorite color. Oddly they never came in pink, the closest was Flower Power.
Well we just found our old machine while cleaning out the basement and are ready to fire it up again. I have not doubt that it will work.
Ours was the tray loading machine and by today’s standards is quite archaic. It’s also really, really, really heavy…just try hauling this sucker around by the handle. I remember not being all that impressed with the graphics at the time but thought the styling was quite original. I definitely like my new iMac a lot better.
This machine was pretty popular in pop culture too, it was even featured in Malcolm in the Middle. Oh and remember Elle Woods and her tangerine iBook clamshell? I always thought it would be cool to have one and I give Apple a lot of credit for bringing style and beauty to the tech world. The old beige box PC was just plain awful. No wonder we hid them under our desks.
So cheers on the New Year’s Day to an old machine with a lot of class.