beige rant (was Re: IBM 5150 with red case on ebay)

Sean Caron scaron at
Mon May 16 11:08:02 CDT 2016

On Sat, 14 May 2016, Mike Ross wrote:

> On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 12:29 PM, Tor Arntsen <kspt.tor at> wrote:
>> On 14 May 2016 at 00:20, William Donzelli <wdonzelli at> wrote:
>>> Do not blame the computer companies, blame the customers. Beige and
>>> gray were the colors they wanted.
>> When companies buy, someone will have to approve (that is, provide the
>> money). That's often the company's own beancounters.. Engineer:
>> "We'll need this particular computer. This here model will do."
>> Beancounter (looking in sales brochure): "Purple? We don't do that
>> kind of thing here. This other model will do, surely" (points to beige
>> version).
> Companies other than SGI did 'interesting' colors. Here's something
> really obscure; bonus points to anyone who can identify it just from
> the photo. No cheating! And treble points for anyone who HAS one. A
> Prince's ransom if you have one for sale :-)   -

Nobody bit and my curiousity is definitely piqued ... what are those 



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