Friday, July 18, 2008
Don't know what to do with an old Mac? Over the years I've acquired several for free. For a time I thought of making one into a Macquarium, but decided to turn them into a bookshelf instead. All of the systems still work, though one of them has issues. They all date from the 1980s, with the exception of the Mac Classic II (1991).
What I find particularly interesting is the original cost of these computers. In adding up the original retail prices, the total for all 6 Macs comes to $19,399. The most expensive system is the Mac SE/30 (1989), which had an original cost of $4900.
For those interested, the models that make up the bookshelf include the SE, SE/30, SE SuperDrive, Plus, Plus, and a Classic II.
At any rate, they are now computer art - or something.