"iLamps" on TV show Legion

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"iLamps" on TV show Legion

Curtis Wilcox
I'm enjoying the TV show Legion in no small part because of visual "look" of the show (or looks, it varies). Anyway, I was tickled to notice an office equipped with "vintage" iMacs of the style dubbed the iLamp.
I never owned one and had little experience with iLamps at work but I've always loved their look and the action of the arm. When Microsoft came out with the Surface Studio last year, its arms reminded me very much of the iLamp. The iLamp case was introduced fifteen years ago, it seems simultaneously a distant memory and very fresh. It's a shame the design only lasted a couple of years, replaced by the much more boring, but practical, vertical slab.

Because someone will probably point this out if I don't, apparently you can get an actual lamp made from the parts of an iLamp iMac.




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Paul Chernoff
I also loved the iLamp (iMac G4). The was easy to move so you could reposition the monitor at you moved your body. I believe this design was discontinued because the PowerPC G5 chip was too hot.

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On Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 4:01 PM, Curtis Wilcox <[hidden email]> wrote:
I'm enjoying the TV show Legion in no small part because of visual "look" of the show (or looks, it varies). Anyway, I was tickled to notice an office equipped with "vintage" iMacs of the style dubbed the iLamp.
I never owned one and had little experience with iLamps at work but I've always loved their look and the action of the arm. When Microsoft came out with the Surface Studio last year, its arms reminded me very much of the iLamp. The iLamp case was introduced fifteen years ago, it seems simultaneously a distant memory and very fresh. It's a shame the design only lasted a couple of years, replaced by the much more boring, but practical, vertical slab.

Because someone will probably point this out if I don't, apparently you can get an actual lamp made from the parts of an iLamp iMac.




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