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.