Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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The iBook may be what everyone wants to get their hands on, but check out this Blackbird prototype on eBay today:

    YYY Blackbird Prototype Macintosh Laptop

Note that the Blackbird was the codename for the 500 series of Powerbooks, the first PowerBooks to feature the 68040 chip. This one even has a PCMCIA slot! On the other hand its screen doesn’t power up. An intriguing piece of PowerBook history, nonetheless. The pictures alone are worth a look.

To return to current technology,if you feel you can do without PC cards and just have to have an iBook now, eBay has those too! Last night we found no fewer than ten auctions by sellers who apparently have gotten their handson one or more and are willing to part with them–for a price.

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