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    Why? Mainly because I wanted to experiment with creating a custom USB device. Also I guess I wanted to waste hundreds of dollars and countless hours building a semi-useless computer with a 9 inch black and white screen and no arrow keys.


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    I hate it when people do stuff like this on weird anniversarys. 24 years? If he had waited one more year it would have made sense. But 24? Why bother?
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    I'm with speed. It always bothers me when unusual anniversaries are celebrated unnecessarily. Like shops with 23rd anniversary sales......Seriously? Oh well, props to the guy who pulled this off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedtouch View Post
    I hate it when people do stuff like this on weird anniversarys. 24 years? If he had waited one more year it would have made sense. But 24? Why bother?
    I don't think the point was to make an anniversary edition of the original Macintosh. He said it was mainly to create a custom USB device, and I guess a project based around a classic Mac was more interesting than making a USB clock or something. The "24th Anniversary" moniker was probably just an afterthought.
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    I don't think he made it for the anniversary. He just made it for the hell of it, and then called it that.

    EDIT: Bah, chaos386 beat me to it.
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    ^And only just, too. By the time the thread loaded after I hit "Submit Reply", your post was already there.
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    Yeah, when you make a post, it updates the thread with any new posts via AJAX. Your post showed up for me when I submitted my post.
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    - Motor Trend on the 2006 Dodge Viper Coupe, November 2005

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    I was doing the regular posting method, though (i.e. not a quick reply), so the whole page loaded in one go. It kinda made it seem like your post was the one I had just submitted.
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