68kMLA:Mission Statement

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To quote vintage Apple manuals: "Read me first!"

Whenever there is a lost and forlorn Mac, we'll be there. Whenever there is a used Mac auction, we'll be there. Whenever there is a good Mac deal on eBay, we'll be there. Whenever someone in the community needs Mac assistance, we'll be there. Whenever someone insults the pride of a Mac, we'll be there (to beat them with a 2' x 4" with a 10" nail driven through it). We are the 68k Macintosh Liberation Army.

Some of us are collectors, some are dealers, some are just fanatics. Some are involved in direct operations, and some act on behalf others. But we all share a common goal: the successful liberation and implementation of Macintosh computers. The 68k Macintosh Liberation Army defines liberation as the removal of a machine from unloving and unappreciative surroundings. Once liberated, a rescued machine can be implemented into one's home network, a child's bedroom, a bathroom, etc. All around the world, dirty and unwanted Macs are being hidden away, retired from active duty. "Where?" you might ask. Closets, cupboards, storage rooms, and even under beds! These are not safe places for unassuming Macs. After being put there, these Macs are practically destined for life in the garbage! The mission of the 68k Macintosh Liberation Army is to put an end to this evil torture.

At the very least, these Macs must be taken from their "death row," checked, booted, and given some maintenance (a can-of-compressed-air assault, new PRAM battery and a fresh OS install). If you can find a way to return these Macs to active duty, then you have found out what it really means to be a member of the 68kMLA. Just remember: every Mac can be a source of happiness and joy for many others. 68kMLA soldiers realize that every Mac is special, every model has its merits, and almost no computer should be turned down. Even those with little space should accept old Macs, if only to pass it on to a friend (or foe, for that matter) who has not yet experienced 68k bliss. Youngsters can also benefit from and appreciate their own computers even if it may be just an LC. There are Macs which are rare, valuable, or powerful. Likewise, there are Macs which aren't rare, valuable, nor powerful. But these machines are really of no more intrinsic stature than any other Mac. ALL Macs have a right to be loved! And at the end of the day, this is what the 68k Macintosh Liberation Army is all about (that and violent assault of people who blaspheme the Quadra 950/840av series and/or think that classic Macs actually are just portable televisions).