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#1 2014-12-16 16:10:05

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Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

Remember those "Ready for PowerPC upgrade" stickers that some units had on them? So far they've been seen mostly on PowerBooks, but a few turn up (in a different form factor) on boxed desktop machines. Thanks to Riccardo Mori, I did a mockup in Adobe Illustrator and it looked so good that it's off to the printers':

http://www.floodgap.com/iv/2407

Created, proofed, approved and paid for with Power Mac computers! I ran off a initial test run of 50, the smallest order they would accept for vinyl die cut stickers ($53 plus shipping).

If they look good, I owe Riccardo a set, and then I'm going to plaster them all over the iMacs and MacBooks at the local Apple Store until they arrest me for vandalism.

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#2 2014-12-16 16:37:58

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Re: Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

big_smile I have a few of those. I think they all came on 5xx series PowerBooks.


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#3 2014-12-16 18:00:56

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Re: Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

Nice… you should print up some Pentium Overdrive stickers while you're at it. It was some kind of weird Pentium upgrade for 486 systems.

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#4 2014-12-16 18:21:09

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Re: Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

I had a Pentium Overdrive -- the operative word is "had." Dad tried to upgrade the clone 486 with one and he let the magic smoke out.

Troublesome things.

I have a few of those. I think they all came on 5xx series PowerBooks.

Yes, here's one (but he incorrectly calls it a PB100; it's quite obviously a Blackbird): https://www.flickr.com/photos/aeioux/8083667982/?rb=1

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#5 2014-12-16 18:23:38

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... and here's a slightly different one on a Duo 280:

http://vintagemacmuseum.com/ready-for-powerpc-upgrade/

... and here's a very different one on a Q630 box:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/41002268@N03/6037413978/

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#6 2014-12-16 19:10:54

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#7 2014-12-16 20:13:25

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It's interesting that some have the period after "upgrade" and some don't. I guess Apple couldn't make up their mind.

I have an "Accelerated for Power Macintosh" seal in Photoshop which I sometimes slap on software products.




I guess I'm a dweeb after all.

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#8 2014-12-16 22:24:35

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By contrast, back in the day I always used to make a point of pulling an "Intel Inside" or "Designed for Windows (whatever)" sticker off a Dell machine to put on whatever my latest company PowerBook was, just to tweak the True Believers. Apple totally ruined my fun.


Flap Different.

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#9 2014-12-17 06:45:00

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Oh, so it's YOUR fault. I knew it.

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#10 2014-12-17 10:00:43

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Re: Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

CHC....if you do do it....all I can say is.....

pixplzthx! :evil grin:

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#11 2014-12-17 17:15:52

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Re: Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

ClassicHasClass wrote:

Oh, so it's YOUR fault. I knew it.

*snicker*

I guess in theory a "Designed for Windows" sticker on a MacBook might still be funny; not because it's *not* true, but because it is.


Flap Different.

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#12 2014-12-17 21:27:16

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Re: Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

At pinball league we keep our scores updated on a MacBook set up in the middle. It's running Windows 7, of course.

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#13 2014-12-17 21:46:19

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Re: Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

For a while, I had an Intel Core2Quad sticker on my MacBook.  Was amusing watching the reaction of the Mac guy at RE-PC.  Our iMac wears a Core2Duo sticker.

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#14 2014-12-23 00:24:09

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So the stickers came. I think they printed them too large (I checked and double-checked the dimensions in Illustrator, though we've seen several variants of these stickers, so maybe Apple wasn't too picky). See what you think.

http://www.floodgap.com/iv/2411

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#15 2014-12-23 00:29:05

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#16 2014-12-23 01:59:43

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Re: Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

Love them, but I'm surprised you didn't use Apple Garamond for the font.

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#17 2014-12-23 02:03:25

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That *is* Apple Garamond (BT, Book). It was a perfect match.

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#18 2015-07-07 18:08:06

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Re: Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

So...these ever going to be for sale? My Air is feeling the need for some decoration.

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#19 2015-07-08 02:05:04

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Yes. I need to figure out costs on these.

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#20 2015-07-08 03:21:36

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Re: Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

Sorry when i see this thread title "  Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store"     I picture CHC, walking into the apple store, with an aluminum baseball bat, heading toward the Genius Bar....  :-)
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#21 2015-07-08 14:22:38

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There's even a physical resemblance.

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#22 2015-07-08 22:42:09

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big_smile


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#23 2015-09-27 14:50:58

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Re: Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

Is it sad that I knew almost exactly what this thread was going to be about before I read it?? lol I guess I am also a dweeb.

I remember wasting a whole bunch of now super-collectible rainbow Apple stickers on Thinkpads and Dimesion towers at my high school a bit over 10 years ago... and removed the Intel Inside P4 stickers from said Dimesions and slapped them on a couple of iMac G3's just for a laugh. I thought I was hilarious of course... Everyone else just thought I was a few slices of bologne short of a whole sandwich. In hindsight they were probably right! big_smile


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#24 2016-04-05 15:35:06

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Re: Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

I have access to a silhouette cameo machine (my wife has one) and she could probably be persuaded to do small batches of just a few stickers at a time of whatever you wanted. Not sure on cost, but if you weren't looking to buy 50 dollars worth next time you want stickers. She could probably even do combination sheets for you with multiple different kinds of stickers/logos on one sheet. Anywho just throwing it out there, they have printable vinyl for the machine and the stickers look sharp.

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#25 2016-04-05 16:47:02

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Re: Gonna get arrested at the Apple Store

The problem is that Sticker Mule made them a bit overly big. I got some nice small stickers done through Diecast Stickers and I think I'll use them again and sell the rest of these or use them for gags.

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