You can have my G4 Cube when you pry it from my cold, dead hands. Actually, $200 would do it.

A work of art

July 19th, 2000. I remember one thing I did that day: ordered a new computer. How can I recall such a mundane detail? Because that’s the day Apple introduced the G4 Cube.

When I saw it, I had to order it. I knew, intellectually, that it was over-priced, under-powered (despite being capable of giga-flops) and not in the least user expandable… but goodness. I had never seen a computer like it (and still really haven’t).

prettymonitor.jpgThe G4 Cube is a work of art (sadly, many Cube owners were shocked to find that the manufacturing process left tiny cracks in the clear plastic of their Cubes… which they weren’t fond off) and a computer.

I used my Cube as my main computer (attached to a 17 inch Apple Studio Display, which itself was a stunning piece of industrial design) for a good long while. When the time came to replace it I couldn’t bring myself to give it away… so I packed it up in a box and moved it from Yonkers to my first apartment in Philadelphia to my second apartment and finally along with me when I moved in with Marisa.

It took awhile, but finally we purchased a piece of furniture worthy of displaying this work of art in the manner in which it deserves (pictured above).

This trip down memory lane brought to you by Benj Edwards’ dueling G4 Cube pieces for Macworld (read ’em here and here).

2 responses to “You can have my G4 Cube when you pry it from my cold, dead hands. Actually, $200 would do it.”

  1. I guess my last post did not post.
    I suggested you bring the cube back to life as a Hackintosh.
    That link above is a good write up on some guys going nutty on the old cube.
    Hope you like it.
    I would give it a try if i where you.

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