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

Geoffrey Oltmans oltmansg at
Mon May 16 13:11:41 CDT 2016

On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 4:24 PM, Swift Griggs <swiftgriggs at> wrote:

> In the 1980's and 1990's SGI was a bright shining exception and I love
> them for that early middle finger to the beige box priesthood. Apple/NeXT
> did a decent job, too. Once they became one and Jobs got his way, he seems
> to have set about claiming a significant space in the then-wilderness of
> PC industrial design. In the meantime, their stock went from @$30 a share
> in 98' into the stratosphere, splitting a few times along the way. Guess
> thinking about design wasn't such a bad idea.

While I think the SGIs were cool at the time, their industrial design,
colors and all from the 90's look rather dated today.

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