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    Posted January 22, 2009 by
    LRossS
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    Show us your vintage Macs

    20 Apples and 25-30 years later

     

    I purchased my first Apple II Computer in 1978 - before they even went public - it was an Apple II not a "+" or later.  IT had 4K memory that I boosted to 16K and used a cassette recorder for data.  I had to wait months for a 128K floppy drive.

     

    In 1984, I bought the first 128K Macintosh which only had a floppy drive as well.  I then added another and eventually upgraded them to 512K and purchased an external 1200 MD Hardrive.

     

    In the years since, I have had Performas, Bondi Blue iMacs, eMacs, the first portables, iMac portables and ow iBooks and Power Books.  With 5 children, I have NEVER owned a PeeeCeee.  ANd there was a time when my children were upset witht he lack of programs and games available for our Macs.  But now that having a Mac is "cool" - having a home network with a half dozen macs running off an Apple Time Machine - I guess they are now happy.

     

    And yes, I did get the iPhone on opening day and a 3G on the day those were first available as well.

     

    I have my own iMac (snowball) on my desk at work where everyone else has PeeCees.  And when my son won a PeeCee laptop, he said " I want a mac."

     

    I have recently converted my pastor to the mac world and see an iPhone in his future as well.

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