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Domino PCs

Posted May 18, 2007

Look around your office.  I'm sure you have them.   Those 1997-era greyish-beige (why that color?) PC towers.  You've probably upgraded a bit from the 500 MHz processor, 500 MB of ram and EGA video.

So, what do you do with that wall of beige (again, why that color?) PCs?  These guys figured it out. 

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  • davidgnews May 19, 2007

    I built my own AppleII w/ 64k ram in 82, and used a charcoal-colored case from Bell & Howell. They were authorized to sell Apple at the time, but with their 'different' case. LOL.

    It still works to this day, although I don't use it anymore, and looks way cooler than beige!

  • lwilliams5 May 19, 2007

    Yep, that's exactly where it came from. Back in 1980/1981 IBM introduced it's first pc and that was the color. You remember - the slanted front and if you were lucky, 2 floppy (5.25") disk drives. Oh yea, an 8086 and a whopping 256K (that's K not meg, not gig, kilobytes) of memory.

    Oh for my old Commodore 64... At least it was brown.

  • davidgnews May 18, 2007

    Yes, why that color? I've wondered the same thing for years.

    Maybe it harkens back to the Apple II and IBM PC? Sure became a 'standard,' regardless.

    It's just so......bland.

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