Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Jan 2014 20:33 UTC

Thirty years ago, Apple introduced the Macintosh with the promise to put the creative power of technology in everyone's hands. It launched a generation of innovators who continue to change the world. This 30-year timeline celebrates some of those pioneers and the profound impact they've made.

Apple is also asking what your first Mac experience was. For me, it was a computer I had saved up for for a long time. Back in those days - around 2002-2003 - the Mac was virtually non-existent here in The Netherlands (or at least in the area where I lived), and the only place I'd ever seen Macs was at the dental department. Colourful iMacs - fun machines.

In any case, I was intrigued, and eventually bought an iMac G4 800Mhz. In my view, the most beautiful design the iMac ever had, but mine eventually died of a logic board failure within a few years (a notorious problem). I still think they're beautiful little machines, and would love to have the ultimate G4 iMac.

After that first iMac, I owned several Macs - an original iMac, a PowerBook G4 15", a PowerMac G4 dual 450Mhz, a Cube, my current iMac from 2012, and my favourite, a 12.1" iBook G4. There's one Mac I really want to add to my collection as soon as possible: the iBook G3/466 Special Edition. If you have one of these and would like to get rid of it - let me know.

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I owned a Powerbook G3 Series
by No it isnt on Sat 25th Jan 2014 00:29 UTC
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It was very nice in some ways: fantastic keyboard ... well, fantastic keyboard. It also happened to be the most unstable and bug-ridden computer I've ever had the pleasure to use (I owned an Abit BP6 dual Celeron some years previous). Of course, Apple also did all they could to force it into obsolescence, so re-installing OS X (which was mandatory now and then) was something of a chore: first I had to install 10.2, and then Xpostfacto, and then 10.3, the first usable version of OS X.

It made me realise that a Mac is expensive to buy, and even more expensive to own. Highly overrated.

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