Journal: News & Comment

Wednesday, May 12, 2004
# 11:44:00 AM:

Groovy book

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Ryan, from whom I bought my PowerBook 1400 last year, managed to dig out his old collection of BookCovers and get them to me.

BookCovers are cardboard inserts that fit under a clear plastic cover on the top of the PowerBook lid, and are used to customize the look of the computer. The 1400 was the only Apple laptop that ever had the feature, but there once was a small market for arty designs, as well as faux woodgrain, leather, and metal panels—or even a custom solar panel to extend the computer's battery life.

I chose one of Apple's old 1996 designs, a bold and funky one created by Michael Bartalos, and very much in the style of his other work. There's certainly no missing my PowerBook now.


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