A year and a half ago Harv didn't own a single Apple product. He was stubbornly clinging to his past as a PC user and refused to give up his brick-like, 8 year old mp3 player (I think it was one of the first ones ever made). Then I gave him an iPhone for Christmas and a love affair began. A few months later when his laptop died he made the switch to a MacBook. Then he finally realized there were mp3 players out there that didn't weigh 5 pounds and he bought an iPod. His affections quickly snowballed and now he is one half of a little something called the North Hollywood Classic Mac Collectors Club. I could try to explain what exactly they do but I think this sums it up quite nicely:
"Mission Statement: Collect Macs, Use Macs, Earn Friendships, Go to Thrift Stores, Explore Options"About once a week, Harv meets up with the club's only other member and they while away the hours cleaning, fixing and playing with old Macintosh computers, most of which have been collected from thrift stores or Craig's List.
Now I love my iPhone and all but I have had no desire to get in on this action. Until, that is, I came across this great iPad sleeve on Flickr. I couldn't resist.
I traced the letters onto some lightweight fusible interfacing and ironed that to the back of the black fabric, cut them out, then machine appliqued them on.
As you saw yesterday, I made the label by using my laptop as a lightbox. I swear to you, no harm came to my computer screen! And even if a little bit of marker did make it onto the screen, a little rubbing alcohol would fix that right up.
And here it is in it's new home, surrounded by Macs of yesteryear.
Just so you fully understand the extent of the nerdiness here are some more shots of the club's collection.