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

Swift Griggs swiftgriggs at
Mon May 16 11:57:11 CDT 2016

On Mon, 16 May 2016, Brent Hilpert wrote:
> Found with some 
> judicious googling. I guess that's cheating, so no prize for me.

I cheated and found it with Google Image Search but I kept quiet to let 
others run it down. 

> Seems to have been purely a design concept, not a product.

They don't really talk about the guts, at all. Also by 1995 SGI had 
already made a lot of really cool machines, but hey others were free to 
join in! 

Honestly, I didn't say much because at first I thought they were coffee 
machines, espresso makers, or some other non-computer. Then when someone 
piped up with "Isn't that an early XYZ Frobniz-2000 with the acceleration 
module?" he'd spring it on them saying "GOTCHA! It's a coffee maker!" :-P


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