Apple celebrates 30 years of Mac with special webpage, video

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  • Reply 61 of 78
    asciiascii Posts: 5,936member
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    Originally Posted by Lebensmuede View Post

     

    Yes, back in the day I remember seeing a picture of a guy who looked like a programmer who had ridden with his Mac Plus on the back of his bike out of the city to do some work. (Can't remember what he used for a power source, though...)


    A man ahead of his time.

  • Reply 62 of 78
    nhtnht Posts: 4,522member
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    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

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    So I'm curious if your store did 128K to fat mac conversions.  We had a nice little side business in college doing that.  

  • Reply 63 of 78
    nht wrote: »
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    So I'm curious if your store did 128K to fat mac conversions.  We had a nice little side business in college doing that.  

    Yeah, I think so...

    The biggest issue was not to void any warranty...

    We were one of the first dealers to do Mac HyperDrive conversions.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Computer


    We had a pretty close relationship with Apple... One of our part-time employees worked for Apple Service -- so we always had the latest repair procedures, and were allowed to do most repairs in-store/on-site rather than sending the machines to Apple for repair.

    Some of our customers were Apple/Tech celebrities, the likes of:

    Mike Scott
    Regis McKenna (Himself)
    John Sculley
    Todd Rungren
    Charles Schwab, Jr.
    Jean-Louis Gassée
    Andy Hertzfeld
    Bill Atkinson
    the rest of the Mac Team
    Woz
    Cap'n Crunch (John Draper)
    Dave Winer


    Our Sunnyvale store was at Fremont and Mary -- 7/10 mile from Apple HQ. We were the premiere Apple dealer in the area... Most foreigners or out-of-staters who visited Apple, would swing by the Sunnyvale store to see the latest and greatest stuff for Apple.

    It wasn't unusual for these "visitors" to spend $5,000-$10,000 when they came by the store.
  • Reply 64 of 78
    dacloodacloo Posts: 890member
    Than
    dav wrote: »
    This is misleading, Jef Raskin was the father of the Macintosh, and GUI concepts predated Xerox.  Apple built a new product with a different purpose from Xerox using some of these same concepts and inventing others.  link

    Thanks for sharing! New information for me. Shame the article has no sources to back up the story 100% (just a couple of letters) and therefore could be fiction (same as my original assumption), so 'the truth is somewhere out there'.
  • Reply 65 of 78
    dacloo wrote: »
    Than
    dav wrote: »
    This is misleading, Jef Raskin was the father of the Macintosh, and GUI concepts predated Xerox.  Apple built a new product with a different purpose from Xerox using some of these same concepts and inventing others.  link

    Thanks for sharing! New information for me. Shame the article has no sources to back up the story 100% (just a couple of letters) and therefore could be fiction (same as my original assumption), so 'the truth is somewhere out there'.

    The truth is somewhere out there if you are willing to exert a little effort and surf the web for answers -- and there are several links by people posting comments here...

    Just to be clear, links do not necessarily reveal the truth -- it is up to the reader to determine the truth.

    DED, a frequent author of AI articles, usually sprinkles them with links supporting his version of the "truth"... If you pay attention, most of the links in a DED article are links to other DED articles...

    Links can be used to justify a point of view, promote an agenda, drive clicks (income) as well as sometimes even "reveal the truth".
  • Reply 66 of 78
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    Originally Posted by Gustav View Post

     

     

    He considered them to be total crap because he wasn't there. Don't tell me the SE/30 or the IIci was total crap. The first PowerBooks came out in that period and projected Apple from nowhere to the top notebook seller in a matter of months. There were a few crappy models, the IIvi, IIvx, PowerBook 190, 5300, and much of the performa line.

     

    Apple's problem that time was in the decisions the company made, not the engineering of their products.


    Well said.  The other guy has no idea what he was talking about.  The SE/30 and Iici are considered the best Macs ever made.  The Iici was on the price list for 4 years.  Steve Jobs' had a few major flops…the G4 Cube and the Flower Power and Dalmatian iMacs were complete failures.

  • Reply 67 of 78
    droidftwdroidftw Posts: 1,009member
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    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post





    DED, a frequent author of AI articles, usually sprinkles them with links supporting his version of the "truth"... If you pay attention, most of the links in a DED article are links to other DED articles...

     

    One of his latest articles has a few links to AI articles written by "Prince McLean" which is a pseudonym and is also DED.

  • Reply 68 of 78
    I bought a 128k in feb 85 and I remember I had to ask my parents to join the cost :-)
    I was just starting to work and I had not enough money to spend......
    I did see the 128k in oct 84 in a computer fair in Milan and I was so impressed!!
    Steve, I wish u were here with us........
  • Reply 69 of 78
    comleycomley Posts: 139member
    ascii wrote: »
    Steve did an historical overview mentioning the Mac at the start of one of his most important presentations ever - the iPhone introduction, watch the first minute of this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4OEsI0Sc_s
    never get bored watching that
  • Reply 70 of 78
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    Originally Posted by DroidFTW View Post

     

     

    One of his latest articles has a few links to AI articles written by "Prince McLean" which is a pseudonym and is also DED.


     

    There's a "Slash" pseudonym too, though he doesn't use that one very often.

  • Reply 71 of 78

    A school chum of mine had wealthy parents who bought him the Macintosh IIfx as a high school graduation present.

  • Reply 72 of 78
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,674member
    level1807 wrote: »
    First thing Steve Jobs did after his return in 1997 was eliminating the "Mac museum" in the headquarters.

    Really? As I understand it, he was the one who approved this (in IL4 I believe):

    1000
  • Reply 73 of 78
    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post




    The heck is wrong with that Apple III? 

  • Reply 74 of 78
    The heck is wrong with that Apple III? 

    Probably remembered as one from the Golden Age.
  • Reply 75 of 78

    The SE/30, IIci, and Color Classic were the best, most expandable Macs until the Cube came along.

     

    I'm running OS 8.1 on my SE/30, OS 8.6 on my IIci, and OS 9.1 on my Color Classic :)

  • Reply 76 of 78
    droidftwdroidftw Posts: 1,009member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     



    The heck is wrong with that Apple III? 


     

    It's the "champagne" colored version.  <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 77 of 78
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,500member
    mstone wrote: »
    That timeline is jacked. It leaves out two of my favorite Macs, The Macintosh II fx and the original Mac Pro.

    I keep forgetting to get my IIfx on the bench and try to fix it. before the wife takes it to the dump (she really wants to too!).
  • Reply 78 of 78
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,500member
    The SE/30, IIci, and Color Classic were the best, most expandable Macs until the Cube came along.

    I'm running OS 8.1 on my SE/30, OS 8.6 on my IIci, and OS 9.1 on my Color Classic :)

    The SE/30 was one hell of a machine, that's one I wish I had kept.
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