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Saturday, September 29, 2007

RIP PowerBook G4 Titanium "Tiraneus"

PowerBook G4 Titanium
Today was the day when I finally put my PowerBook G4 Titanium, aka "Tiraneus", to rest. It had been almost eight years since I bought it, though it hadn't been used in the last three years.

This PowerBook was a milestone in a few ways. It was the first computer I ever bought with my own money. It was also my first computer with a DVD drive. And it was the first electronic device I named! (I called it "Tiraneus" because it sounded like "Tyrannosaurus", but with an ancient Roman twist.)

I stopped using it after I got my current computer, iMac G5 "Onomatopoeia" about three years ago. And then things went downhill. The power adapter was the first to go, when it unexpectedly shorted out. I held off on buying a new adapter because I couldn't see myself spending that kind of money for a device that I didn't think I'd be using much.

Anyway, all that is water under the bridge now. Farewell, Tiraneus! You served me well.

(BTW if anyone wants it, you can have it. Note that I've removed the hard disk, memory chips and a few screws.)

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