Stephen Hackett, 512 Pixels, on why the black MacBook deserves to be the considered a future classic:
While Apple has shipped several black models over the years, the MacBook was by far the most successful. However, in the light of the truckloads of white models sold, it is rare to a degree.
More than the rarity, however, I think the black MacBook really helped set the stage for modern Apple to charge more for a design element.
Plus, they just look so damn cool.
I had one. Actually, I still have it somewhere in a closet. But for some reason, it never grew on me like some of my favorites (the Cube, 12-inch PowerBook G4, and my current MacBook Air ... to name a few). But there is no denying - it was a hot item and people loved them.