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In the 90s it seemed like every other week there would be an article on the death of Apple. At the time, Apple had a confusing array of computers available, offering more varieties than a Baskin Robbins. This didn’t help Apple sell computers. Then, Steve Jobs came back, killed off the Newton and simplified the Macintosh line down to the iMac and a couple of towers. The iMac was a huge success, products coming from all sorts of companies in multiple colors and with a lowercase I at the front of the name.
A few years later, Jobs saw a demo of Toshiba’s new 1.8" hard drive and started work on the next runaway product, the iPod. One thousand songs in your pocket, which was absolutely amazing at the time. Even at the $399 price point, Apple sold a ton of them and the telltale white earbuds became a status symbol.
There were many different models throughout the years, culminating with the iPod Touch. I bought the first generation iPod Touch because AT&T didn’t have service in my area and I was immediately in love. That device is one of the most magical devices I have ever held. I loved that thing, even before the App Store.
The iPod Touch was the last iPod model that Apple sold, and Apple announced this week that they would no longer make iPod Touches, bringing an end to the iPod line. You will be missed.
You probably don’t want to replace your 401K with SMB cartridges
Wondering if you can retire with all of your retrogaming equipment? You might want to go see what all of the Beanie Baby collectors are doing. Auctions for sealed games have been going through the roof. Is it because they are highly valued or is there deception afoot? Looks like it could be more of the latter than the former.
It’s always the last place you look
Here’s a pretty cool search site, it starts with the oldest results first. There are several times when this could be handy, especially when you are looking for information on vintage computing and gaming gear. For example, searching for
Atari VCS oldest first is going to give you a completely different set of sites than newest.
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