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Happy 30th Birthday to Apple’s Macintosh

on 24 January, 2014

Happy 30th Birthday Macintosh!83321I imagine that there will be lots of blogs today talking about this. And what a contribution that Apple has made to the computing and music-listening world, and I won’t argue or compete. I just know that because of this little computer, my life has been changed dramatically!  300px-Macintosh_128k_transparency

I had been working on computers for a while when I met up with this little guy. WordPerfect and Lotus123 on a DOS based PC. Oh, how I hated that command line interface. Never felt confident that I really understood what I was doing and always half scared to death that I would lose all of my data with a single wrong keystroke.

But I had just started going to night classes and was studying font creation when they marched the class over to the computer lab and sat us in front of these cute little all-in-one computers with this thingy hanging off the keyboard. I was about to discovered the mouse. And then the GUI interface. And my life would never be the same.

I still have that little computer tucked away in a safe place in the corner of my attic. I think the one bad thing is those beige cases were so easily damaged by light and sun. But the last time I had it out, it booted and ran just fine. After all those years. I have a mini-museum of computers, those that have come and gone in my life that I loved so much that I couldn’t part with them.

I will always be Apple’s biggest fan. Happy Birthday Mac!

MacCupcake

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