24 thoughts on “Skip Disk Checking

  1. Owen

    Take it and sell it to some hipster coffee shop for a few €100. They could use it as a plate, or a lamp or some other pointless hipster crap.

  2. Harry Molloy

    I’ve always thrown away my iPod and iPhone when a new one came out, threw out a few iPads too, should I be hanging on to them?

  3. fmong

    I have a 2001 bubble iMac under my desk here, old CRT monitor, weights a TON.. but I can’t bear to part with it. It still starts up and runs quark xpress 4 and if someone put a gun to your head you could design a poster or brochure on it… though it’d take you ages… these were an amazing generation of machines and will live on past this Powerbook I’m typing on. I’m a designer and I use Macs day in and day out, not fan of Steve Jobs,or Tim Cook, but compared to the late 90s and early 00s Apple are a shadow of the company they once were (albeit a far more profitable shadow…).

    1. pedeyw

      They were considerably more stable than windows machines back then, but since then macs have got a little worse and PC’s have improved loads in terms of stability and ease of use so there really isn’t much in it now, apart from the inflated price tag.

  4. Junkface

    Wasteful flippin south siders. Could they not take it to the Electronics recycling place in nearby Ringsend?

    1. Djin Genie

      It’s disappointingly lazy and wasteful! Ringsend, as you say, is only up the road. Or, if a newer machine was bought to replace it, the retailer will recycle the old one. Or taking one minute to list it for free on adverts/gumtree would get somebody to come and collect it. So many easy options to do the right thing but obviously some find it easier still to be selfish.

  5. Clampers Outside!

    I won an iMac once, all I did with ti was play MDK…. so I sold it, and bought a PC…. I didn’t like the circular mouse, it was pure crap design to me. They discontinued that mouse, thankfully.

    Has the PC caught up with Mac with regard to it being a tool for designers? I dunno myself, just askin’..?

    1. pedeyw

      More or less. I don’t do graphics but I use PS and AE and do some 3d stuff a lot and I haven’t had any issues using windows 7 or 10.

    2. Doloads

      Yep, no difference. Some apps (Final Cut Pro for example) can only be got on the Mac, and likewise, some available only on Windows, but at the end of the day, they both do the same job.

    3. Kieran NYC

      As Tish/Mr T would say, designers ARE tools!


      Coincidentally, has Tish disappeared or has he just gotten himself a new username again?

      1. Anne

        It’s coming to me now.. hang on.. it’s coming.. Yes Tish has disappeared.
        Or else he/she has a new user name. It’s one of those.

  6. read twice

    Yous are all missing the point.

    On the basis that Paul’s “early 2000s” is disqualified as too general, I’m gonna say: year 2000. If only to beat JimmyTheHead, if it is ackshelly “early 2000s”. I have no idea myself, when the damn thing was delivered by aliens, but it’s 50:50 at this stage.

    Where do I pick up my prize?

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