My friend John is a hardware tech for MacUpgrades in Bethesda, Maryland. From time to time, we have long chats about the state of older Mac hardware, and after seeing what he can do with a Grey and White tower, I would consider him to be one of the last die-hard Mac Hardware Guys. He dropped me a line yesterday to let me know that Apple had marked the venerable old Blue & White machines as “Vintage”, which means that they no longer will issue repair parts, no longer support the units’ hardware and essentially means that repairing them will become near impossible.
The Blue and White tower was such a radical departure for Apple Machines, both aesthetically and design-wise. The Blue and White was the first Mac to take advantage of the hinged drop down door that made them so easy to work with, so easy to fix, so wonderful to live with. And now, like many machines before it, it has been relegated to Vintage status.
We come today, not to mourn Blue & White, but to celebrate it. Give us your best Blue and White Story in the comments.