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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by techweenie1 on Tue 28th Jan 2014 16:46 UTC
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My first mac was a Macintosh IIci back in the early 1990s, my folks business was utilizing them for some medical imaging software and we got a machine for the house as well. I had no clue how expensive these things were at the time. The next mac I got was when I was a tad bit order in the mid 1990s, it was the Performa 6400, sadly it only lasted a few years and wasn't quite the workhorse that the IIci was in its time. My last Macintosh Desktop was the Power Mac G4 (AGP) in 2000. In 2004 I bought an iBook followed by a PowerBook in 2005 and finally my current MacBook Pro from late 2008. Always wanted a Mac Pro but couldn't justify the high costs, instead I opted for a Hackintosh this past year since I like internal expandability and Apple apparently thinks it's okay to have a machine with everything integrated onto a board for thanks.

Edited 2014-01-28 16:50 UTC

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