Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

Remembering the amazing Grape iMac: 266 mHz with a 6 GB Hard Drive

In 1999, the Grape iMac G3 was a hot commodity.

Dad's old Grape iMac

Over Halloween weekend, my 6 year old and I almost “put down” my dad’s old iMac G3 (by formatting the hard drive.) We felt compelled to record a sort of memorial video to it, remembering the old glory of the OS 9 launcher, Oregon Trail, and more.

It turns out we needed an OS 9 system CD to format the drive, which I didn’t have at the time. On our next trip to Manhattan, I’ll probably put her to sleep. Bye, bye, grape iMac G3. You served our family well.

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2 responses to “Remembering the amazing Grape iMac: 266 mHz with a 6 GB Hard Drive”

  1. Michelle York Avatar
    Michelle York

    Nice tribute. I have a blue one in my basement. 20 gig hard drive. I have memory chips to upgrade it so that I can install Tiger. Just haven’t got around to it yet.

  2. Clif Mims Avatar

    We outfitted several labs with these in our school back in the day. Fun trip down memory lane, Wes.