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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Should be, Apple celebrates 30 years of...
by cmost on Sun 26th Jan 2014 15:25 UTC
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getting computer users to pay two or three times the price for hardware specs that are mediocre at best. Apple is also celebrating its monopoly power with regards to patenting the obvious and then squashing any competition, or at least it tries...seems open source Android has proven a bit tough for it to tackle. But then again, it can always intimidate the the phone manufacturers themselves by patent trolling.

I saw through Apple's facade decades ago and will never own any of their hardware. But then again, when one purchases an overpriced Apple device one never really owns it, rather; one merely uses the device under Apple's strict supervision.

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