iMac Still Works After Being on Fire

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Anders Norman's home burned down recently. He lost everything he owns. Except for his iMac. That still works despite looking like a burnt marshmallow.

Norman describes the events best—even if this is a poor translation from the Swedish:

Unfortunately, the whole house and all things in there completely destroyed, so even the iMac. What's funny is that it is still in operation. While damaged from smoke and dust and partially melted, but yet, however in operation.

After I plugged in the burned power cord and wiped off the worst dust from the screen I pressed the melted start button. Imagine my surprise when the startup sound sings from the speakers! The screen turns on and the machine connects to the wireless network.

The mouse works flawlessly and the scroll wheel as well. Firefox starts and I take up the article from the local magazine about the fire ... Fantastic!

On Friday I bought a new iMac at the Apple Store here in Umeå, which I now rejoice.


I realize that I should be more focused on the fact that this man lost so much due to the fire, but I just can't stop thinking about s'mores. [Feber via TUAW]