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IBMMuseum
January 22nd, 2009, 06:43 AM
http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=186195

"The Macintosh desktop is turning 25 on Saturday, and we'd love to take a stroll down memory lane.

Apple's tiny computer, released in 1984, was different with its uniform design, decidedly un-furry "mouse" and innovative graphical user interface.

Send photos of vintage Macs and put yourself on video. What was your first Mac, and why did you get it? How are you using this device? Are the computers still as mind-blowing now, and how far have they come?"

gerrydoire
January 22nd, 2009, 07:52 AM
http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=186195

"The Macintosh desktop is turning 25 on Saturday, and we'd love to take a stroll down memory lane.

Apple's tiny computer, released in 1984, was different with its uniform design, decidedly un-furry "mouse" and innovative graphical user interface.

Send photos of vintage Macs and put yourself on video. What was your first Mac, and why did you get it? How are you using this device? Are the computers still as mind-blowing now, and how far have they come?"

To quote reality:

In 1985 a person I knew bought a MAC, it cost him $5,000, more than I had by any stretch of the imagination, I bought a made in Taiwan piece of crap IBM XT clone, which cost $1,700.

That's my memory lane of a MAC.

carlsson
January 22nd, 2009, 10:28 AM
What was your first Mac, and why did you get it?
It was a severly outdated LC475 (25 MHz 68LC040), and I got it for free when the student union cleaned out computers no longer needed. I think my dad used it a few times, then put away for storage until one day the BIOS battery was dead. I bought a replacement battery and shortly after managed to sell it to a friend for the same amount of money the battery on its own cost. Today, the only Macintosh related item I own is another emptied LC475 computer case which I used as a monitor stand for some time, possibly going to build something inside it some day.

Oh well, I know you didn't want replies to this thread but I couldn't help myself. :-D

chuckcmagee
January 22nd, 2009, 10:58 AM
It is a small world. In 1985, I too bought a sort of nice Leading Edge. Think it would actually run at 8 Mhz. A real deal at ONLY $1500.

Oh, you want a hard drive with that? Plz remit an additional $1500 for the add-on 20 MB hard drive.

Good old days? Ya, right!

The Nutshell database software that came with it was fun for a few weeks.

gerrydoire
January 22nd, 2009, 11:06 AM
It is a small world. In 1985, I too bought a sort of nice Leading Edge. Think it would actually run at 8 Mhz. A real deal at ONLY $1500.

Oh, you want a hard drive with that? Plz remit an additional $1500 for the add-on 20 MB hard drive.

Good old days? Ya, right!

The Nutshell database software that came with it was fun for a few weeks.

My first Hard Drive was a Seagate 60 megg RLL, cost me little over 600 ish. :rolleyes:

NeXT
January 22nd, 2009, 12:47 PM
My first mac was a Macintosh Plus with an external hard drive.

gerrydoire
January 22nd, 2009, 03:19 PM
My first mac was a Macintosh Plus with an external hard drive.

The audience wants to know know how much it cost? :evillaugh:

NeXT
January 22nd, 2009, 03:54 PM
$30.

10char

Unknown_K
January 22nd, 2009, 06:03 PM
I have 40 some odd old macs , purchased or snagged free from 2000 to 2008.

tezza
January 23rd, 2009, 12:46 AM
I have some macs...
http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/collection/macSE30.htm
http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/collection/mac-classic.htm
http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/collection/mac-powerbook-145b.htm

I didn't actually own a Mac until I got these about a year ago. However, I did have quite a lot to DO with Macs in the late 80s/early 90s, when I tinkered around with expert systems (using Prolog) and some educational software I designed was ported to Macs using Hypercard.

They were nice machines, but very, very expensive and didn't appear to have as much software as the PC world. What I remember most about the Mac during those times was the fanaticism of those people who owned them!

Tez