Old Macworld issues...anything more fun?
Got into a big taped-up box of mine today that contained every Macworld from October 1999 until last Christmas (I've got all of 2003 in my room) and put them in order and put them all in some magazine holder things I bought at Wal-Mart.
Now have about 4 years' worth of Macworld sitting next to my bed.
While the info and relevance (did I spell that right?) of these older issues has long since been rendered nearly worthless, there is simply no greater hoot to be had by reading breathless headlines and articles trumpeting the "new 300MHz portable from Apple!" and the first writings/reviews involving AirPort, FireWire, the G4 (the "supercomputer for the rest of us!" it says), the $3999 price of the Cinema Display upon its unveiling, etc.
And David Pogue is writing feature articles on the "new iBook" and lauding its "creamsicle colors" and "flattened iMac" appearance.
And I gotta say, Macworld - as a magazine and a source for solid, well-written information, and generous helpings of good, close-up photography and infographics - was a MUCH better magazine 3-4 years ago!
And the ads in the back? I've gone back in time, it seems! Seeing all these old two-page spreads for MacWarehouse and MacMall with fruit-flavored iMacs and matching Epson 740i inkjets and colored hubs from Belkin. And RAM prices? OMIGOSH!
It was a simpler, nicer time then, wasn't it? Everything had colors, and buying a USB hub or hockey puck replacement mouse was never so much fun.
I hate to throw these things away, so I guess I'll just hang on to them and use them for the occasional chuckle or "wow, we've come a long way" reminder.
I'm just amazed at how things have moved along! Where has all this time gone? I know one thing: my ass is hopping on eBay to find me a Rev. B tangerine iBook. If only for a conversation piece, backup machine and something nice to look at in the evenings...