Man Traded Kidney for PowerBook in 2000

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Date: Thursday, April 16th, 2009, 08:56
Category: Fun, PowerBook

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During Apple’s higher-end product releases, we look at the cool new items for sale and wonder what we’d sacrifice for the new Mac Pro or a 17″ MacBook Pro notebook.
According to PC World, one person went a step further and, back in 2000, apparently indirectly traded his kidney for a then-brand-new PowerBook G3.
Back then, Washington, D.C.-area consultant Phil Shapir was advising an elderly couple, who brought up the question as to why Apple didn’t use senior citizens in its advertising. At a certain point, the wife asked her husband, “Why don’t we show him the kidney Powerbook? Maybe he can answer some questions about that computer.”
When Shapiro asked why they call it the “kidney PowerBook,” she said, “My husband donated one of his kidneys to his sister. She asked him what he’d like in return. Without hesitation, he said, ‘I’d love a PowerBook.’”
And he got it.


elwallstreet.jpg
During Apple’s higher-end product releases, we look at the cool new items for sale and wonder what we’d sacrifice for the new Mac Pro or a 17″ MacBook Pro notebook.
According to PC World, one person went a step further and, back in 2000, apparently indirectly traded his kidney for a then-brand-new PowerBook G3.
Back then, Washington, D.C.-area consultant Phil Shapir was advising an elderly couple, who brought up the question as to why Apple didn’t use senior citizens in its advertising. At a certain point, the wife asked her husband, “Why don’t we show him the kidney Powerbook? Maybe he can answer some questions about that computer.”
When Shapiro asked why they call it the “kidney PowerBook,” she said, “My husband donated one of his kidneys to his sister. She asked him what he’d like in return. Without hesitation, he said, ‘I’d love a PowerBook.’”
And he got it.

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