New York Times Features The Mac Color Classic

Sure, itis a slow Mac news day, but we are always excited to see Macs and a Mac Web site make the New York Times. Paul Kunkel of the NY Times is reporting on the enduring popularity of the Mac Color Classic, the only Mac in the original design that came with a color screen. The piece, titled "A Long-Discontinued Macintosh Still Thrills Collectors to the Core," includes a nice color photo of 19 (or so) Color Classic owners and their machines. According to the piece:

And for some traditionalists, the candy-colored iMac and the new G4 Cube will never replace it. The design looks modern even today. But the Web site called LowEndMac, which describes and posts rankings of older Macintoshes for collectors and die-hard fans, designated the Color Classic a "road apple" (a technological dud) because of its unbearably slow 16-megahertz processor and Appleis decision not to offer parts that let users upgrade their machines.

That does not stop fans like the Rev. Stuart Bell, who ministers to his parishioners in Sussex, England, by day and finds unorthodox ways of keeping his Color Classic up to date by night. He replaced the original circuit board with a PowerMac board, which he then upgraded with a 275-megahertz G3 chip.

Notice the nice mention of Low End Mac, one of favorite Mac sites and a member of Team Mac Observer, our [email protected] team (sans URL or link unfortunately).

The article is very interesting and is a recommended read.