From: Eric Stevens <eric.stevens@sum.co.nz>
Subject: Re: Ripe Apples
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From: Eric Stevens <eric.stevens@sum.co.nz>
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Subject: Re: Ripe Apples
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On Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:46:03 -0500, nospam<nospam@nospam.invalid>
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>In article<chf90d11usd67nkgc7lcpjui8596bbpfp3@4ax.com>, Eric Stevens
><eric.stevens@sum.co.nz> wrote:
>
>> >> I could swap
>> >> drives in it in a fraction of the time it took me to do the same task
>> >> in the Dell which followed it.
>> >
>> >if all you do is open it and swap drives, then that's the computer to
>> >get.
>> 
>> Two thumbscrews to get the side panel off. Unplug the drive. Flip the
>> lock open on the drive mount and slide out the drive. Slide in the new
>> drive, flip the lock closed, plug in the drive, refit the cover and
>> screws. An easy 10 minutes from power off to power on.
>
>the powermac g3, g4, g5 and mac pro had a pull-lever to open or remove
>the side.
>
>for the powermac g3/g4, the side flipped down without needing to shut
>off the computer, which was useful for designing and testing pci cards.
>
><https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/2ucGgBJmyDkABGQ4.huge>
><https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/Nm4mRELLtcYI4YYI.huge>
>
>the powermac g4 cube had a pop-out handle:

Which did what? You still needed tools to change a HDD.

><https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/FScb4AU52CGNDjhq.huge>
><https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/BPGoOxpVpqOqwmjl.huge>
>
>more recent macs are not as easy to open and sell in vastly higher
>quantities. 
>
>users are not interested in being able to open the computer. they want
>to get actual work done.

Which is why they don't want to sit around while someone buggers about
with small tools.
>
>> >meanwhile, the rest of the world wants to do actual work, not open up
>> >their computer and swap parts all day long.
>> 
>> I used to do that when I got bored. To add to the excitement I never
>> knew which drive did what and the behaviour on startup was quite a fun
>> lottery.
>
>whatever excites you.
-- 

Regards,

Eric Stevens