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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RE: My first Mac
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 25th Jan 2014 15:15 UTC in reply to "My first Mac"
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Similar in many ways to my own story. My dad was given a "computer" to work on by his newspaper. It wasn't a Mac. I kind of suspect it was a one of the first Compaqs. But my first experience with a mac was the mac se as well. My parents were friends with the principal of the elite private school in town. He let us into their computer lab filled with Mac secomputers. I really preferred the c64 I was allowed to play with at home, where I had to write any software I wanted to use. Macs seemed too easy. I think that was due to the limited software on them and the lack of an obvious programming interface.

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