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Meet the Pack Rats

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From Wired News Meet the Apple pack rats

He’s one of the legions of Macintosh and iPod users for whom the elegance of the user interface begins with the bold graphics and sleek texture of the box the new machine comes in. It’s in the smell and the way the box logically reveals each new component just as the user needs it. And, like the famously long-lived Apple Computer products they carry, these aesthetic outer wrappings have a habit of sticking around.

“I can’t imagine throwing them away,” he said. “It’s more than a record of a serial number; it’s a record of a good event that happened in my life.”

“A true Mac geek takes pictures,” Harne said. “The more artsy, the more points.”

Legions of Mac users take pictures. Apple users have a particular fascination with online photo galleries of other users unwrapping the latest company products, often with a smiling model performing the geek striptease one USB cable at a time.

As if I should be pointing fingers…

joy's powerbook september 2003

2 Responses to “Meet the Pack Rats”

  1. me Says:

    cool. so now you can run vi too.

  2. bert Says:

    Ha, I still have my ipod box too. Seemed a shame to just throw it away.

    Then again, I still have the big cardboard box my dell came in. Just in
    case I needed to send it back, toss it in a river, what not…