Tuesday, January 18, 2022

15 Years of Apple's Homepage - 2013 article


3 books about Apple, Macintosh and iMac

The Elementary Apple by W.B Saunders, 1983 - complete, 10 chapters, cracks in plastic spine. Rare.

The iMac for Dummies by Jennifer  Watson, 2000 - complete, 221 pages, no cracks in plastic spine. Not one of the Pogue versions.

The Mac Bathroom Reader by O. W. Linzmayer, 1994 - complete, 306 pages, appears unopened/unread. '...this is the book to read "when you have more important things to do".'

Two of these are getting very hard to find. Available as a set for $75 plus shipping.

To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Monday, January 17, 2022

All Apple Mac Startup Chimes (2021)


Apple and Macintosh Anniversary Collection

In this collection are posters, shirts and books celebrating Apple and Macintosh anniversaries. The top middle shows the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh poster that came folded in all of the TAM computer boxes in 1997 and early 1998. It is priced at $50 and is in original mint condition.

To the right is the 20th anniversary poster commemorating 20 years since the launch of the original 128K Macintosh during the 1984 Superbowl. That commercial, created by Ridley Scott, is still regarded as the greatest ad ever. The poster shows Anya Major now sporting the 2004 4th gen iPod click wheel Classic. This 1984/2004 poster is priced at $45 and two are available.

On the left is the 2014 Happy Birthday Mac poster. It is a limited edition Apple 30th Anniversary poster. It was only given to employees and developers for commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Macintosh computer. The price is $50. Note the black 30th Happy Birthday, Mac shirt laying flat on the table to the right. There are two large and a hard to find women's XL available for $50 each and all are brand new. All 3 posters and shirt of choice total $200 plus insured postage and they will be mailed in a heavy cardboard tube.

Also on the table are two 10th anniversary photo history books about Apple Computer titled So Far: The First Ten Years of a Vision. One has a dust jacket and one does not. The uncovered one has been sold. The covered one is $190 and appears unused with a few scuffs and scratches on the dust cover. You can add the book but note that it will be mailed separately with additional postage.

Click the labels below for more details about most of the items listed here. I'd prefer to sell the posters as a set. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

for sale - the whole 9 yards (or 8 meters)

fully retired and ready to sell everything that is currently posted on kootnaymac in the last year and a half. About 100 Apple (and PowerComputing) shirts, jackets, 50+ posters, a G4 iMac, pins, stickers, mugs, banners, a blanket, plus books, magazines (5 1984 Macworlds), manuals, disks, cables, a couple of older laptops, acrylic monitors, some pens, pencils, laptop batteries and a pile of extras. Make a good offer and help arrange pickup or shipping with proper social distancing. Located in western Canada about 2 hours north of Spokane WA. Willing to sell PowerComputing items separately. Even tho' individual items are listed, quantity orders are much appreciated as it makes trips to the post office worthwhile with less public interaction in this difficult time. click here for the larger collections. thanks.
To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Apple Pirate "NO PRISONERS" Stickers

Black Apple Pirate "No Prisoners" high quality vinyl transfer stickers. The story so far: As the young Apple computers were starting out to change the technological computing world, Steve Jobs pledged the employees of Apple Computers to "Take no prisoners". Thinking like pirates they proudly bore this flag over their desks as they created some of the most innovative and beautiful computer concepts ever.

This sticker was made in Canada by Linusco and is 4.5" X 6" inches and is priced at $15 - one only. There are also 2 larger versions of this heavy gauge vinyl transfer available for $25 each. The sticker prices includes postage. They are approx. 8 inches wide and they were custom made for KootenayMac several years ago. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

The Mac Team hoists a pirate flag 1983

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

IMATION SuperDisk USB Drives for Mac

Available are 2 Imation Super Disk USB Drives, both 120 MB - a blue and a white. They have USB cables and AC power adapters but no software or manuals. Once the USB connector and the electric supply is hooked up the operating system automatically connects to the drive. They have been tested to power on, show on the desktop, and eject.

"SuperDisk media provides as much as 85 times greater capacity than a conventional floppy diskette - up to 120MB of data. This expansive capacity means you can use SuperDisks to store even your largest files, including your digital photos, Internet downloads, multimedia applications, and graphics programs."

These classic Mac items are priced at $15 each or the lot for $25 which includes all power adapters, cables and assorted disks as shown. Mailing at cost or local pickup - to inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

8 effective ways to free up iCloud storage on iPhone and Mac


Limited Edition Apple Mac OS X Leopard T-Shirt

If you're like most of us in the heartland and missed attending the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard launch, then here is your chance to get a one-of-a-kind Apple collectors T-shirt. This awesome short sleeve T-shirt was a giveaway promotion to the first 500 people through the door at The Apple Store on 10/26/07 at 6 PM. It was designed to celebrate the release of the new Mac OS X Leopard Operating System.

KootenayMac has 2 of these shirts - one Large and 1 XL. They are black with the OS X Leopard logo on the front, and the slogan "Add a new Mac to your Mac." on the reverse side. They are brand new, never worn, never washed made by Hanes Beefy-T of 100% cotton. They are priced at $65 with mailing at cost. Get yours, they will never be offered to the public by Apple again. To see other Apple promo shirts click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

7 free ways to compress images on Mac


Apple G5 Launch Poster 2004

This is the Apple Poster for the G5 introduction in 2004. The bottom text reads Introducing the World's first 64-bit personal computer. Apple Power Mac G5

This poster is quite good, has not been displayed, it has a few wrinkles but no tears or holes and minimal edge creases. It is from a private collection of a long-time Apple employee. The size is approx. 36x24 inches and will ship rolled in a heavy cardboard tube - postage at cost. It is priced at $70. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Monday, January 10, 2022

Was Apple's 1999 Power Mac G4 Really Classified as a Weapon?


click thumbnail for large image, click TekRevue for article

Apple Hong Kong IFC Mall Store Launch T-Shirts

This is the rare T-shirt given out to the first customers through the door of the first Hong Kong Apple store. The Hong Kong store launch was Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at IFC Mall. This is a genuine launch day new unworn red T-shirt and it comes in an opened presentation box identical to the one shown except the seal was neatly sliced open and the shirt is labeled a Youth Large. The box was mailed to Canada inside another box with HK postage and can be re-mailed as such or the opened box can be flattened for a less expensive postage rate. This shirt with box is priced at $88 USD with postage at cost. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

update: a size Large, as new, no box, also available - price is $80.

First Hong Kong Apple Store draws massive crowd on opening day

click to view this logo on the IFC Apple Store in Hong Kong

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Friday, January 07, 2022

How to Find All the Old Product Icons Apple Has Hidden in macOS


Apple Original Grape iMac USB Keyboard NEW

Apple G3/G4 USB Grape keyboards new in original Apple plastic packaging and never been used. They are priced at $50 each - 3 available - mailing at cost.
 Genuine Apple Model M2452. Equipped with USB cable, plus 2 USB connectors.
 Color: Grape on the bottom, translucent white on top.
 Full QWERTY keyboard, standard keys.
 Eject Key (F12) fully operational under OS X.
 Fully compatible with iMac, eMac, PowerMac, PowerBook, iBook, MacBook.
 Power button on keyboard, will start up some - but not all - G3 and G4's.
 Compact (15.5"x5.5"x0.8"), light (30 oz).
 Compatible with OS 8.5, OS 9 & OS X, including OS 10.4.
To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Thursday, January 06, 2022


This is a great "Warhol" style short sleeve crew neck t-shirt. The shirt is made by Fruit of the Loom "Lofteez". Color is black. Size/brand info was printed inside the shirt - no tag - but I can't make out the size. Measurements are consistent with XXL or 2XL. Chest measurement side to side is 25". The fabric is cotton.

Shirt front features the Roxio logo. On the back there is a large graphic of cd's in toasters. Text says, "TOAST the art of burning". Priced at $15 - mailing at cost. There is another Toast T-shirt available - click the Roxio label below. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Apple Store Polo Park Winnipeg Opening T-Shirt

For sale is a new Apple Store Winnipeg promo T-shirt from the Sept. 19, 2009 opening at the Polo Park Shopping Centre. The shirt is a size XL, made in Downtown LA by American Apparel of 100% combed cotton. It is unworn and unwashed since being given out to one of the first 1000 visitors on the day of the store opening. The front has  Polo Park and the back has Designed by Apple in California. A screen grab from the Apple site back then shows Winnipeg is in both Alberta and Manitoba!

This shirt is priced at $30 with postage at cost. There are other Apple Store launch shirts available, click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Vintage Apple logo 5 color FlavorMacs sticker strip

This is a rare new-old-stock sticker sheet of the 5 colors of FlavorMacs from second generation of iMacs, called Revision C when introduced in 1999. The stickers are circular and measure an inch and a half in diameter. The iMacs were referred to as Lime, Tangerine, Grape, Blueberry and Strawberry.

This sticker sheet measures 2" x 8" and is priced at $25 and that includes an envelope and postage. There are other FlavorMac items available, click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Monday, January 03, 2022

macOS Wallpapers

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Extremely rare pin - Keep Your Lawyers Off My Computer

This is the infamous Fanged Apple, a design created in protest of Apple's lawsuit regarding graphical user interfaces (GUI) software. This 2.25" diameter button is in very good condition with all details crisp and clear. It was one of three released last year by a collector in California. It was his last one and they have become extremely rare. It is priced at $65 and that includes postage. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

Provenance: the former owner of this pin, a speaker at several Boston MacWorlds in the early 90's, says "I personally obtained this button from Richard Stallman outside of Lotus's offices in Cambridge, MA!"

"In 1989, Apple's look and feel lawsuit against Microsoft brought the idea of interface copyright to the attention of the programming community. Apple was trying to claim a monopoly over a broad class of graphical user interfaces. If Apple succeeded, not only Microsoft, but every software developer, would be legally compelled to design gratuitously incompatible software." In response, John Gilmore and Richard Stallman together commissioned the design of the "fanged Apple"–a button showing the Apple logo with vicious teeth. This was followed by an advertisement placed in The Tech, MIT's student newspaper, which in turn led to a protest rally at the HQ of Lotus Development Corporation--another "look and feel" lawsuit plaintiff."
History of the League for Programming Freedom (LPF)...

update: a second pin - very slightly scuffed - is available for $50

Apple: Keep Your Lawyers Off My Computer | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Saturday, January 01, 2022

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from October 2010

stage_apple_wallpaper-2560x1600 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Friday, December 31, 2021

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from January 2015

04 Sydney NYE Fireworks 2015 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

early Macintosh OS X installation disks

On the upper left is an opened box with seemingly unused original Apple OSX Server 10.3 system software with unlimited client license. This is a boxed 4-disk CD set with manuals, 2 disk install set, Admin tools, X-Code CD and 2 white Apple decals. It includes the license code for unlimited client use. This disk set can be installed on any Mac with a G3, G4 or G5 processor (excluding some upgrade cards), at least 128MB of physical RAM and built in USB. Also on hand is an opened box and possibly unused disks 10.3 Family pack 5 users and an open box 10.3.2 Retail version. All 5 are complete Panther 10.3 boxes, including stickers including a family pack and a server edition - for more info on 3 of the boxes click the server label below (those can be sold separately for $200). 

There are 2 Disk Warrior boxes - one has 3 burned disks including 3.03 for Tiger and DW 4 plus Tech Tool Pro 4.0.4. and the other is a licensed to me version.

Included (center) is the original Mac OS X 10.0 and 9.1 install disks with Developer Tools CD and additional software plus manual and Apple purchase form and some upgrade disks as well including the 3 disk Panther install CDs. Very rare and hard to find box set in very good condition. Can be sold separately for $150 which was about the original price.

Also in this collection is a Tiger 10.4 install set. Everything shown is priced at $500 OBO plus shipping.

Included is an iWork '05 (Pages and Keynote 2) box and a Monopoly for Windows 95 as a collector bonus. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from March 2015

Prince Charming Regal Carousel (Explored) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Linux Penguin 'Go Mobile!' t-shirt 2XL

Linux "Go Mobile!" black short sleeve t-shirt. The graphics and text are silk screened. It is made by Gildan Activewear in Honduras of 100% heavy weight pre-shrunk cotton. The size is 2XL, 26" armpit to armpit, 32" in length. It appears to be brand new.

It is priced at $12 and is available for mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from May 2015

Köln - Bitte nicht einsteigen! . . . sweet stages! | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Rare Apple Cafe coat from the abandoned Media Hub project

This is a very rare and vintage stadium coat from Apple's abandoned 'Apple Cafe' project. It is in near-new excellent condition sourced from a collector in Southern California.

It is a lined and substantial black Hilton brand jacket in a size Large made in Hong Kong of 100% cotton. There is a large embroidered Apple Cafe global logo on back and a small embroidered Apple rainbow logo on the front. It has a zipper front with snaps at top and bottom and 5 pockets on the front plus one zipper pocket in the lining and cinch pull-strings at the waist. It was a very limited edition coat for a small group of designers and promoters of the '96 Apple Cafe concept. The Cafe project was shelved in '97 as Steve Jobs returned to Apple and initiated a study for the stand alone 'store within a store' concept in Japan instead.

Here is a Wayback Machine snapshot of the original Welcome to Apple Cafe! at the Applecafe.com 'coming soon' webpage. This unique piece of Apple history is priced at $275 plus insured postage at cost. The coat weighs about 3 lbs. boxed. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

update: an identical size XL in unworn condition is also available it is priced at $325

read about the Apple Cafe concept here: From a parallel universe: The Apple Cafe

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from November 2013

Morning on the River | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Two vintage Apple Computer coffee cups

For sale is a set of two vintage ceramic coffee mugs featuring the Apple Computer rainbow logo and Garamond font. The overall condition is very good with just a few scuffs/scratches to the black lettering from being displayed in a collection for 10+ years. They are very nice and clean and are offered for sale as a set for $110. Insured mailing will be at cost of postage depending on your location. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

the 30th Mac birthday poster is also available for $50 - it requires a separate mailing tube.


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Monday, December 27, 2021

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from November 2014

California Theatre, San Bernadino | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Apple Power Mac G3 Pentium II Chip on a Snail poster

Vintage Apple Power Macintosh G3 Pentium II poster featuring an Intel chip on a snail. This is an original 1998 Apple poster advertising the Apple G3 Power Mac. The poster is 27 inches wide and 22 inches tall with no tape, pin holes, creases or damage. The text on the bottom reads "Some people think the Pentium II is the fastest processor in the world. Not quite. The chip inside of every new Power Macintosh G3 is up to twice as fast." - then the rainbow bitten Apple and Think Different. This poster would have been originally sent from Apple to an Authorized Dealer/Reseller for promotion purposes - very few survive especially in unhung as new condition.

This hard to find iconic and ironic (Got Intel?) Apple poster is priced at $180 with insured mailing included - rolled in a heavy cardboard tube. There is one at Vintage Apple Posters – The Missing Bite for a nickel less than $200 USD and one on eBay for about the same. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

Apple Computer Ad - Think Different Snail - YouTube

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Sunday, December 26, 2021

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from March 2015

March 6th Sunrise - Chicago | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Saturday, December 25, 2021

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from December 2010


Friday, December 24, 2021

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from January 2011

Mac Classic Wallpaper Minimalistic 3 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

30th Anniversary of the Macintosh poster

This is an authentic limited edition Apple 30th Anniversary poster. It was only given to employees and developers for commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Macintosh computer.

It is brand new, never hung or displayed. It measures 24 by 36 inches and will ship rolled in a heavy cardboard tube. The text on the bottom reads Happy Birthday, Mac. It is priced at $50 (or 2 for $90) plus postage at cost. It would be a great addition to any Apple poster collection. There are also some companion 30th Anniversary T-shirts in black available. Click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

Watch Apple's tribute to 30 years of Mac, shot entirely with iPhones | The Verge

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from December 2010

ooh shiny! | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

SUN MICROSYSTEMS -v3 Java Jar GlassFish

This is a Sun Microsystems Java Jar GlassFish size Medium T-shirt. This shirt is a promo for the Sun Java server release version 3. Jar is the file extension for Java Archive. It is a brand new Hanes Heavyweight shirt made in El Salvador of 100% preshrunk cotton. Great graphics. The only one for miles around. It is priced at $25 with mailing at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

Other Java shirts available, click the Java label below.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from February 2011

En Voyage by ~ekster on deviantART

Power Computing 1997 Fight Tyranny Macworld poster

This is a super rare Power Computing poster from the 1997 San Francisco Macworld. The text is "The Fight Against Tyranny Begins! Join the Mac Resistance!" This Apple clone poster was designed by punk rock poster artist Frank Kozik who did a series of them for PowerComputing in the mid '90's until Steve Jobs returned to Apple and ended the clone program later that year.

At the January 1997 Macworld Expo, Power Computing fired up the Mac faithful with its “Fight Back for the Mac!” campaign, complete with company reps dressed in camouflage uniforms circling the Expo hall in Hummers emblazoned with Power Computing logos.

This poster was collected at the January Moscone Center Macworld Expo and the original owner had this to say: "The Power Computing booth was out of this poster by the time I got there, but a peripheral manufacturing company (whose name escapes me) was displaying this - hence the staple holes. Anyway they said I could have it if I came back at the end of the day. So I did! As mentioned, this does have some holes where it was stapled to a display board." It measures approx. 23" by 32" and the staple holes in top and bottom white space should cover when framed.

This highly collectible and nearly impossible to find vintage poster is priced at $345 and that includes insured postage in a heavy cardboard tube. There are other vintage and rare posters and shirts from the Power Computing era available - click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

Power Computing Corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Power Computing Ad Campaigns "Power Computing never did back down from a good fight. The edgy ads led by Marketing Weasel Mike Rosenfelt got plenty of attention and sold a ton of computers."

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from March 2015

Architectural | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

sealed Steve Jobs playing cards plus extra Joker

This is an unopened pack of cards featuring Steve Jobs. These sealed Chinese language playing cards are in a NOS plastic case in the original mailer - the box has been opened once for the photos but I have not opened the cards wrapper to see what's in the deck. However a photo from Google images shows a few of the individual cards. The cards are from a special edition production run of 5000 decks.

2022 update: just added a Steve Jobs Joker card from a different deck by the same company.

Price for full sealed deck and Jobs Joker is $60 plus shipping. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Monday, December 20, 2021

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from April 2015

wwdc-2015-desktop | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Vintage Apple iMac Yum poster collection for sale

Apple G3 iMac YUM 'FlavorMac' Posters - there are 7 posters, they appear to be new/mint, not displayed - no tack holes. They measure 22"x28" printed on poster stock and feature the Tangerine, Lime, Strawberry, Blueberry and Grape flavors with the Apple logo and Think Different at the bottom. They are priced at $100 each plus postage but I'd prefer to sell as a lot for $600USD and that includes insured postage in a heavy cardboard tube. Buy all 7 and another one with a wrinkled lower right area will be wrapped around them. These are from the original Think Different campaign circa 1997-2002 and are becoming very hard to find now. Six are shown plus 2 still rolled up.

To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

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Sunday, December 19, 2021

flashback - vintage desktop wallpaper from November 2010

the_Beatles_wallpaper_1024x768 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!