Even though I already own an iBook, I can’t help giving the newly released models a longing look. Their bang to buck ratio is incredibly high. The bottom of the range model has twice the memory and hard drive capacity of my aging model.

But my trusty iBook is serving me just fine. Sure, I’ll probably need to get a new battery (more of a problem with the battery than the iBook) and I’d really love to upgrade to a DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive but it can still do just about everything I need it to.

I’m not the only one to feel an attachment to an obstensibly out of date model: Todd Dominey had an epiphany in an Apple Store.

Now, for the love of God, somebody get Tom Coates an iBook.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

18 years ago I wrote Apple Renderings

This is fun: a page of speculative designs for future Macs.