Went to the oldest computer fair in Amurica this weekend, the Trenton Computer Festival. The outdoor flea market is hacker's heaven, I've been a devotee for years now. B+Ws? Yeah, I found some:
Notice the Sawtooth on the top . . . That whole stack cost me ~US$300, and $200 of it was for the Sawtooth! I had so many B+Ws I gave one away to a buddy just for fun. Only one bad LB in the bunch, not bad for a C-note, eh?
I also picked up an allegedly-working bare Quicksilver LB for . . . ah geez, maybe I better not say how much it cost . . . ah, what the heck - US$5.00.
Other highlights for me, a pair of lovely iBooks (a 500 and a 700) for $700 total, plus a cherry PB100 in the box with everything for $20.
I stripped down one of the B+Ws that had bad guts. A bare B+W form-factor box is a pretty cool looking piece of industrial design:
Apple didn't spare expenses on this sheet metal from what I can see, the quality of just the bare shell is much higher than most of the complete PC boxes I've seen.
anyway, here's the hack part of this post - I think I'll build up a working bare steel B+W. I'll make a matching steel face insert to cover the optical drives hole, and metal hoop handles ala G5.
Dan K (my apologies for bragging, but I had to tell someone!)