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This, kids, is why you clean your cooling system

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This, kids, is why you clean your cooling system
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Image by taylor and africa
after pulling this all out, my laptop ran much quieter, faster, and had better battery life…

It was about four years of accumulation :P

Mobile reporter command center
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Reading together

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Reading together
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Image by Ed Yourdon
In case you wanted to know, the woman is reading "The Time-Traveler’s Wife." I think the man was reading a manuscript of some kind. All of this was taking place in an outdoor cafe called "Arte Around the Corner" on the southwest corner of Columbus and 73rd Street, where I’ve had the good fortune of photographing various other interesting people over the past year …

For example, here’s a photo from the same location, of a red-headed guy

Note: this photo was published in a Jun 18, 2010 blog titled "Kicking Off "Summer in the City!" (Adult Summer Reading 2010)." It was also published in an Aug 31, 2010 Mashable blog titled "Social Network Unites Writers and Fans of Short Fiction [INVITES]," which unfortunately I didn’t even notice at the time of publication… And it was published in a Nov 21, 2010 blog titled "Social Networking and eBusiness Internship."

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a May 2, 2011 Fast Company blog titled "Openmargin Lets The World See Your Book-Margin Scribbles" at www-dot-fastcompany-dot-com-slash-1751060/openmargin-lets-you-publicly-annotate-ebooks. It was also published in a Jul 19, 2011 blog titled "Reading together."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in an undated (early Jan 2012) blog titled "Amsterdam Cafe, New York." And it was published in a Mar 6, 2012 blog titled "Schöne My Social Network Photos."

Moving into 2013, the photo was published on the home page of a website called Authors and Writers – Rotary. It was also published in a May 1, 2013 blog titled "4?????? ." And it was published in a Jun 25, 2013 blog titled "Readers’ Advisory –- What to Read Next." It was also published in a Sep 1, 2013 blog titled "8??????."

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

I may need two canes, but I’m faster than you!
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on the west side of Broadway, just south of 86th Street. There’s a pizza place on the right side of the sidewalk, where I had lunch every day in an earlier era when I didn’t have to worry so much about calories and carbohydrates; and there’s a bus stop just to the left of this couple, which perhaps they were navigating towards.

The remarkable thing that’s illustrated by this picture is that elderly people — apparently a couple, in this case, but often solitary souls with no assistance at all — are energetic enough, brave, enough, and determined enough to navigate around their neighborhood, and often all around the city, with their cane(s), their walkers, or their wheelchairs.

If indeed they were walking over to the street, in order to get on a public bus, there’s a good chance that it was one of the newer buses that has only a single 3-inch step upward required to enter the bus; after that, it’s all level, so that physically challenged people can find a seat without any further discomfort…

Note: this photo was published on Oct 23, 2008 in a blog entitled "Caring Currents," in an article entitled "Fall Prevention: Take Steps to Keep Seniors Steady." And it was published in a Jun 6, 2009 blog titled "Free Radicals, Antioxidants and You."

Moving into 2010, it was published as an illustration in an undated (Jan 2010) Squidoo blog titled "Elderly Care."

And moving into 2011, the photo was published in a Feb 21, 2011 blog titled "Social Security and the General Treasury: Who’s Raiding Whom?," as well as an undated (early Jun 2011) blog titled "What is Abnormal Ageing?" And it was published in an undated (late Jun 2011) Portland Aging Parent blog titled "Concerned about your aging parent??

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Jun 4, 2012 blog titled "The Turning Point – 06/04/12."

Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a Nov 8, 2013 blog titled "Programas de ejercicio en mayores: menos caídas, y menos lesiones al care."

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This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, drunks, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.


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Olympic Torch

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Olympic Torch
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Image by GregRob
The Olympic torch travels up Main St in Brampton.

I had a flash with a full CTO gel sitting on a Justin clamp up on a traffic sign camera left, and the camera was set for rear curtain sync. I was also exposing pretty close for ambient. I think the flash went off…

I was shooting with my Minolta 100f2 lens at 1/15s f2.8 iso 400.

This was my second attempt to photograph the torch. The first was a few minutes earlier as the torch left Gage park. Regretfully a number of factors sabotaged the first location:
1) The relay started 12 minutes early, and because I didn’t want to freeze my batteries while waiting I only arrived there 10 minutes early.
2) My camera didn’t have a flash card in it as I had left it in my computer from testing the colour temperature of Brampton streetlights last night while trying to figure out how to gel my flash.
3) They were moving really fast!

So I ran back to the Jeep, raced up to Quarry Edge Rd, and put in one of my backup flash cards (thanks to a higher power for remembering to bring extra everything). I got my flash setup, and then my camera battery died from the cold. I quickly loaded a spare battery before the runner arrived (another thanks for remembering spares). And click, click, click, got 3 frames as he passed by.

Naughty tricks #1
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Image by Ed Yourdon
View On Black

This young woman was handing out leaflets of some kind outside the entrance to the 72nd St. subway station, on the north side of Broadway & 72nd St.

It’s common to see people handing out leaflets, asking people to sign petitions for political candidates, and soliciting contributions for various worthy causes. But they’re not usually dressed in this kind of outfit, and they tend to look a lot more serious and concerned.

At first, I thought she was handing out flyers advertising a local bar, a strip club, or perhaps an off-Broadway musical of some kind. But if you look closely at the small part of the flyer that’s visible, it seems to be the same "parking" advertisement being handed out by the young man a block away — on the corner of 73rd and Broadway…

Two days later, this sweet (naughty chick) young thing was replaced by a clean-cut young man, standing in approximately the same position, handling out the same damn flyer. See this picture for details… (And roughly a week later, she was handing out the same flyer at the north entrance of the same subway stop; see this picture for details.)

Note: this photo was published in a Mar 31, 2009 blog entitled "Consejos Prácticos." It was also published as an illustration in an undated (Nov 2009) Mahalo blog titled "Whatever It Takes T-Shirts," at www-dot-mahalo-dot-com-slash-whatever-dash-it-dash-takes-dash-t-dash-shirts

Moving into 2010, the photo was published as an illustration in an undated (Jan 2010) blog titled "Seventieth Street Playground in New York County, NY." It was also published in an undated (Mar 2010) Wordnik blog, on the page titled "Naughty."

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a Jan 4, 2011 "Nice How To Ask Out A Girl photos" blog, with the same title and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page.

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This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, homeless people, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.


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Automatic NERF EBF-25 Turret

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Automatic NERF EBF-25 Turret
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I rigged a NERF Vulcan/Havok Fire EBF-25 up so that its firing could be controlled by computer, then used the motion detecting software ‘motion’ for linux to have the gun fire when it detects the door opening.

The gun itself has three chained ammo belts, for a total of 74 shots, and a 12.6V lipo battery instead of the 9V D-cell battery pack it would use stock. The firing mechanism is an Arduino driving a servo connected to some pencils to pull the trigger, and there’s a Logitech C300 webcam on the gun to source video. The laptop itself also plays sound files from Portal turrets when motion is detected or stops being detected. Check out www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrWUhVeEcHk for video!

Automatic NERF EBF-25 Turret
Laptop Battery

Image by Randomskk
I rigged a NERF Vulcan/Havok Fire EBF-25 up so that its firing could be controlled by computer, then used the motion detecting software ‘motion’ for linux to have the gun fire when it detects the door opening.

The gun itself has three chained ammo belts, for a total of 74 shots, and a 12.6V lipo battery instead of the 9V D-cell battery pack it would use stock. The firing mechanism is an Arduino driving a servo connected to some pencils to pull the trigger, and there’s a Logitech C300 webcam on the gun to source video. The laptop itself also plays sound files from Portal turrets when motion is detected or stops being detected. Check out www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrWUhVeEcHk for video!


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DSC03593

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DSC03593
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Image by stragesv3
One marine battery + 450watt inverter runs a projector, laptop, and fm transmitter for about five hours.

My Backpack
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Better on B l a c k M a g i c

Todays challenge on www.photochallenge.org/ was "Backpack"
In particular the one you use each day.
Now I have a huge collection of backpacks, but this is the one I am currently using each day to carry my Camera, 2 or 3 lenses, spare batteries, Lunch, often a laptop, some files, not as often as I should but occasionally also a tripod

Wondered how to take an interestign shot of it, and came across the Mannequin statue thing on Broadway as I was approaching Times square, so put the backpack on it and got this shot with Times Square lights in the background


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20101219_MG_4778

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20101219_MG_4778
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Image by ocean yamaha
My roommate has a 13" 2009 MacBook Pro for sale on Craigslist.

It has a 2.26 GHz Intel Core2Duo
2GiB DDR3 Ram
160 GiB HDD
SD Card slot
2x USB 2.0
1x FireWire 800
Mini Display Port- can be hooked to HDMI with an adapter
Optical Audio Out/Stereo Analog Out 3.5mm jack
6+ hour battery life

Mac OS X 10.6.5 Snow Leopard
iLife ’09 Suite including: Garageband, iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, and iTunes
Wide gamut color LCD with high color accuracy & LED backlighting
Power Adapter with MagSafe technology: No longer worry about tripping over the power cord and knocking your computer off a table


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2009/365/151 Powered by the iSun

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2009/365/151 Powered by the iSun
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It was a while ago I blogged something about Doing Something Solar… I’ve not done a *whole* lot since then, but am planning on some research over the (sunny) summer on what it might take to rig some solar panels into my home grid.

The folks at Connect2Earth were nice enough for doing something nice for me- for mentioning of their project, they sent me this cool gift. It is a Solio Hybrid Charger which has panels that can use the sun to fill its battery and in turn, re-charge any device powered by USB type connectors, including the iPhone.

I’ve charged the battery up since I got home and will be testing the power of the phone charge (I don’t know if it is me, but my phone seems to charge more fully off of the A/C than my laptop).

I can see some future use as a backpack tool just so I can fully geek out (or call for help) out in the woods. But even at home, if I keep this charged by the sun, and use it to power the phone and my mp3 player, well, it might just be a tiny tiny less amount of electric sucked from the coal burning on the grid.

At least it seems to work better than my little hand crank/solar charger I keep in the car.

Linux fixes everything.
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Sometimes you just need a really old laptop running really solid low-end stuff… This is so I can hack into my car and figure out why I keep getting battery errors…


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Kindle the eBook 2.0

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Kindle the eBook 2.0
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They looked so similar at first.

Both had a leather book exterior and page control along the side of the screen, but my what a difference a better screen can make.

I used to think eBooks were a joke. Why carry a crippled laptop around when you already have a laptop? Why squint at a hard-to-read screen? Why worry about running out of juice on the plane? Paper was just fine for me. I have a Softbook on my shelf to this day as a reminder of a useless product way ahead of its time; after reading a few pages on it, I could tell it was destined to be a collector’s relic.

The Softbook had a grayscale passive matrix screen, like a laptop, but worse. Reading was a pain, especially in normal lighting. Here you see the e-books in the outdoors. The Amazon Kindle, on the other hand, uses an e-ink screen. It uses no backlighting. Ambient light reflects off the surface. So it looks great wherever a book looks great: in sunlight, at an angle, even while wearing polarizing sunglasses.

But more importantly, the screen is very light and energy efficient. It brings inks to the surface to blacken a pixel. Once a page is rendered, it uses no energy to maintain the image. There is no reason to turn it off, which provides a peculiar relief from the stress of battery life optimization. Rather, the Kindle embodies a sense of leisure.

So, I have left my Kindle on since I first got it two weeks ago, and I am still at a ¾ battery charge midway through my second book. No need to worry about recharging on the road.

And that is with a super-light-weight battery compared to the Softbook. The Kindle’s weight is an important breakthrough. It’s smaller and lighter than a single book, and on vacation, I usually bring at least three books, and then it wins hands down.

Of course, the integrated cellular connection to Amazon web services and book sales brings a library to your fingertips, but even if I ignore the ease of use of the software and services, the hardware advances alone make the Kindle better than a real book.

And like most consumer products that I love, like the Mac and Tomtom next to me, I have found no reason to look at the instruction manual. When I first read a word I did not know (as Hitchens like to sprinkle his prose with archaic vernacular) a quick click on that line of the page brings up dictionary definitions of all of the words on that line, just as I hoped it would.

The kindle was a gift from gadget-junkie Roger McNamee. He told me it would change my thinking about eBooks, and he was right. Thanks!

(My only complaint so far is that the physical design does not appear to have any human use mode in mind. It has a number of asymmetric angles and corners that are pleasing to the eye, but not the touch. I have yet to find a comfortable way to hold the device. The bottom corners could have been rounded to rest in the palm, but they are sharp corners instead; luckily, it’s light enough not to be painful. And the navigation buttons appear to be perfect for unintended use, running along both sides… so you can’t hold it on the sides, and need to shield the edges from contact with anything. Oh, and the soft leather case is lovely, but it does not hold the Kindle in place, so it seems to be a storage case only. I had hoped that it could fold back and remain as a soft cover during reading, like the Softbook. Hmmm…. Maybe I should look at the manual after all… ;-)

QuickWeb
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My new HP laptop from school has HPs QuickWeb installed , That means it can start up and open a web browser in about 20 seconds. It doesn’t open Windows at all and therefore there’s no hard disk to spin up. It should be very economical with the battery.

Here I’m editing a list of ICT skills with a couple of other tweeps…


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Colby WalkMac prototype

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Colby WalkMac prototype
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The following was the description from the the eBay seller of this item I bought in 2008:

This is a rare Prototype Colby Walkmac with a Red Screen!

Colby was the first to develop a "Portable Macintosh" even before Apple Computer did!

This unit is extremely RARE! This is the only one of these I’ve ever seen!!

This auction is for the computer, disk drive, power cords, keyboard & mouse. A system 6.1 for the Mac is included, nothing else.

From Chuck Colby’s website:
Colby WalkMac (The First Mac Laptop)

This is the famous Colby WalkMac that was on the cover of all the magazines. Customers ranged from the Grateful Dead rock band to Peter Jennings of CBS news. It was the first battery powered Mac and the first portable Mac with an LCD display. Many thousands of these were sold from1987 to1991, and before Apple came out with their portable, when anyone called Apple in search of a portable Mac, Apple gave them Colby’s Phone number. Even when Apple came out with their portable, the WalkMac SE 30 continued to sell well because the first Apple Portable was way underpowered compared to the WalkMac SE30, which was based on the Mac SE 30 motherboard. The name was later changed to Colby SE30 after Sony threatened to sue over the name WalkMac because they said it was too close to Walkman.

The Colby WalkMac was the first battery powered laptop MacIntosh. It was first introduced in 1986 and then later upgraded to the WalkMac SE30 when the Mac Se30 came out.

This prototype WalkMac was all aluminum construction and was the first portable computer that had a removable back-light for the LCD display.(1986) By unplugging the back-light unit, you could set the display on an overhead projector and project the screen image onto a large screen. This was later patented (wrongly) by someone from Taiwan.

Colby WalkMac prototype
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Image by jimabeles
The following was the description from the the eBay seller of this item I bought in 2008:

This is a rare Prototype Colby Walkmac with a Red Screen!

Colby was the first to develop a "Portable Macintosh" even before Apple Computer did!

This unit is extremely RARE! This is the only one of these I’ve ever seen!!

This auction is for the computer, disk drive, power cords, keyboard & mouse. A system 6.1 for the Mac is included, nothing else.

From Chuck Colby’s website:
Colby WalkMac (The First Mac Laptop)

This is the famous Colby WalkMac that was on the cover of all the magazines. Customers ranged from the Grateful Dead rock band to Peter Jennings of CBS news. It was the first battery powered Mac and the first portable Mac with an LCD display. Many thousands of these were sold from1987 to1991, and before Apple came out with their portable, when anyone called Apple in search of a portable Mac, Apple gave them Colby’s Phone number. Even when Apple came out with their portable, the WalkMac SE 30 continued to sell well because the first Apple Portable was way underpowered compared to the WalkMac SE30, which was based on the Mac SE 30 motherboard. The name was later changed to Colby SE30 after Sony threatened to sue over the name WalkMac because they said it was too close to Walkman.

The Colby WalkMac was the first battery powered laptop MacIntosh. It was first introduced in 1986 and then later upgraded to the WalkMac SE30 when the Mac Se30 came out.

This prototype WalkMac was all aluminum construction and was the first portable computer that had a removable back-light for the LCD display.(1986) By unplugging the back-light unit, you could set the display on an overhead projector and project the screen image onto a large screen. This was later patented (wrongly) by someone from Taiwan.


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Colby WalkMac prototype

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Colby WalkMac prototype
Laptop Batteries

Image by jimabeles
The following was the description from the the eBay seller of this item I bought in 2008:

This is a rare Prototype Colby Walkmac with a Red Screen!

Colby was the first to develop a "Portable Macintosh" even before Apple Computer did!

This unit is extremely RARE! This is the only one of these I’ve ever seen!!

This auction is for the computer, disk drive, power cords, keyboard & mouse. A system 6.1 for the Mac is included, nothing else.

From Chuck Colby’s website:
Colby WalkMac (The First Mac Laptop)

This is the famous Colby WalkMac that was on the cover of all the magazines. Customers ranged from the Grateful Dead rock band to Peter Jennings of CBS news. It was the first battery powered Mac and the first portable Mac with an LCD display. Many thousands of these were sold from1987 to1991, and before Apple came out with their portable, when anyone called Apple in search of a portable Mac, Apple gave them Colby’s Phone number. Even when Apple came out with their portable, the WalkMac SE 30 continued to sell well because the first Apple Portable was way underpowered compared to the WalkMac SE30, which was based on the Mac SE 30 motherboard. The name was later changed to Colby SE30 after Sony threatened to sue over the name WalkMac because they said it was too close to Walkman.

The Colby WalkMac was the first battery powered laptop MacIntosh. It was first introduced in 1986 and then later upgraded to the WalkMac SE30 when the Mac Se30 came out.

This prototype WalkMac was all aluminum construction and was the first portable computer that had a removable back-light for the LCD display.(1986) By unplugging the back-light unit, you could set the display on an overhead projector and project the screen image onto a large screen. This was later patented (wrongly) by someone from Taiwan.

Colby WalkMac prototype
Laptop Batteries

Image by jimabeles
The following was the description from the the eBay seller of this item I bought in 2008:

This is a rare Prototype Colby Walkmac with a Red Screen!

Colby was the first to develop a "Portable Macintosh" even before Apple Computer did!

This unit is extremely RARE! This is the only one of these I’ve ever seen!!

This auction is for the computer, disk drive, power cords, keyboard & mouse. A system 6.1 for the Mac is included, nothing else.

From Chuck Colby’s website:
Colby WalkMac (The First Mac Laptop)

This is the famous Colby WalkMac that was on the cover of all the magazines. Customers ranged from the Grateful Dead rock band to Peter Jennings of CBS news. It was the first battery powered Mac and the first portable Mac with an LCD display. Many thousands of these were sold from1987 to1991, and before Apple came out with their portable, when anyone called Apple in search of a portable Mac, Apple gave them Colby’s Phone number. Even when Apple came out with their portable, the WalkMac SE 30 continued to sell well because the first Apple Portable was way underpowered compared to the WalkMac SE30, which was based on the Mac SE 30 motherboard. The name was later changed to Colby SE30 after Sony threatened to sue over the name WalkMac because they said it was too close to Walkman.

The Colby WalkMac was the first battery powered laptop MacIntosh. It was first introduced in 1986 and then later upgraded to the WalkMac SE30 when the Mac Se30 came out.

This prototype WalkMac was all aluminum construction and was the first portable computer that had a removable back-light for the LCD display.(1986) By unplugging the back-light unit, you could set the display on an overhead projector and project the screen image onto a large screen. This was later patented (wrongly) by someone from Taiwan.


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