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(Belated) Happy 25th Birthday Mac

(Belated) Happy 25th Birthday Mac

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I’ve been meaning to say happy birthday to the Apple Mac for the past few weeks and finally got round to it.  Apple were a part of my life from an early age (my dad worked in the UK office) and as kids growing up we got our grubby paws on all sorts of cool technology.  Looking back at the timeline of the Macintosh I can remember playing with the Mac Lisa all the way up to 6100, 6200 and everything in between.  That’s almost 10 years of hardware right there.

In the above picture I’m playing Pinball with my sister on the Apple IIe (I think).  She was never destined to be a geek (you can tell because she’s eating the controller). 

My colleague Brian Keller kindly added a Live Mesh orb into the picture suggesting that I was actually using an early Mesh CTP prototype.  I can neither confirm or deny those rumors :)

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  • Memories... Yes, that's an apple II at least. Also on the left side of the computer i can see two 5.25"  Floppy Drive Units! My father had one had one Apple //e and I used mostly for games :-)

  • oh yeah 5.25" floppies are the way forward! :-)  The games were wicked! :)

  • That game looks a lot like Load Runner to me!

  • The game I think is Night Mission Pinball by subLOGIC...

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