Tired of reading about the iPhone? Why not read about the Newton or MacPaint instead! - Macenstein

Tired of reading about the iPhone? Why not read about the Newton or MacPaint instead!

There sure has been a sickening amount of iPhone coverage as of late. Wouldn’t it be nice to take a break from all the iPhone hype and go back to a simpler time in Apple news, a time when speed was measured in the tens of megahertz, and the only phone Apple cared about was the one you hooked to your Performa’s modem? Well, here’s an interesting eBay find sent in by faithful Macenstein reader Edward – a COMPLETE set of Macworld Magazines, starting at issue 1, and running up to the current issue found on newstands today.

That’s right, this 150 lb collection of of vintage Macworld magazines (sold by a Mac fanatic’s grandson) promises to include every issue of the publication, including the coveted issue 1, featuring Steve Jobs (in a suit) with his arms around the original Macintosh of 1984. Bidding starts at $20, and currently there are no bids. For those of you who may be interested in the auction, but are experiencing heart palpitations at the thought of what the shipping on 150 lbs of Macworlds ight run you, the winning bidder need not take full delivery – simply specify which issues you want, and the seller will ship you only those issues.

As into the Mac as I am, I have a “Howard Hughes-esque” thing about buying used stuff, books and magazines in particular (I don’t even take out library books), so I think I will let this one pass. Given how excited many Mac users are by their gear, buying vintage Macworlds may be only slightly less disturbing than buying vintage Playboy magazines in so far as how many of the pages many be stuck together. (Sorry about that, I couldn’t help myself). The auction ends Friday.

4 Responses to “Tired of reading about the iPhone? Why not read about the Newton or MacPaint instead!”
  1. Jonro says:

    A *long* time ago I kept magazines as “reference material.” I had a wall full of Byte, ComputerWorld, InfoWorld, etc. One day i realized that I had never looked at even one of those back issues as a reference. I spent the next couple of hours moving them out to the trash and didn’t look back. Maybe anthropologists will study them a hundred years from now, but for now, I’ll toss them when I’m done with them. ePaper cannot come soon enough for me.

  2. ERIC says:

    I’m sort of the same way as the first poster. I just moved from VA to AL and in that process I cleared out a LOT of old magazines – Macworld and Macuser among them. I actually sold them on eBay. Mine included the time of the NeXT acquistion and things like that. I sold them to a guy on the west coast for about $1, but the shipping was a LOT more than that. 🙂

  3. odin says:

    I almost clicked the link, but then I realized… my wife would kill me. Btw, my ReCAPTCHA is “Hot SWEDISH”

  4. Rob says:

    I pulled out a couple of MacWorlds from 1988 to show my nephew. He was amazed at the prices.

    And remember all those vendors who would ship overnight for just $3?!? Wow…those were the days.

    Twenty meg hard drives for $250? Yes, that’s Megs, with an “M.”

    Floppy disks discounted to $12 a box?!

    Someday we’ll look back on them and laugh. Oh wait, that’s what we’re doing now.

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