In essence, the TAM is an iMac: An all-in-one Mac with the components all held in a vertical case behind the screen.
It doesn’t look like a modern computer, either, mind you, but it’s such a weird, rare thing that it’s a glitch in the matrix—you don’t have context or cues to help you decide how old it is.
CDs are held vertically, of course, and you’ll note there are buttons for controlling playback and volume of audio CDs on the front of the TAM.
Another clue is on the back: connections for TV and FM radio. The TAM had the cards for these built-in, which was unusual, and prefigured Steve Jobs’ “digital hub” strategy by a few years.
The original TAMs were delivered in a limo by staff wearing tuxedos, who would set them up for you and show you how to use them.
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