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Just for fun and the mac powerbook!

Macintosh startup sounds over time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n23dp8caq9A

Once upon a time (and actually still the case) Microsoft was the number one software company for the Apple Macintosh Series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5zeJyQ31rM

i love this old commercial!

Ok, so I always have a fun story. Years ago i was given one of the first black and white Apple Macintosh Laptops. I didn’t need it, so I gave it to my wife. She said I won’t use it, but took it to work. 

About four or five months later Apple came to where I was working again (I was one of the Apple Champions for the company) and gave me the new Apple Macintosh Color laptops. 

i went home and said to my wife, i need that laptop back. She looked at me and said “you can’t take my laptop away. i need it.

The computer she wasn’t going to use was now essential.

She was really happy to get a color Powerbook!

Anyone can join the Just for Fun challenge – just use the title Just for fun and share some things that make you happy!!!

This work is Copyright DocAndersen. Any resemblance to people real or fictional in this piece is accidental (unless explicitly mentioned by name.)

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    did you ever see the first apple mac laptops?

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    the next series was the Powerbook, remember?

    • Yes
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    can you image a B&W computer?

    • Yes
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  1. Q: DID YOU EVER SEE THE FIRST APPLE MAC LAPTOPS?
    No (5 votes) – 100%
    Q: THE NEXT SERIES WAS THE POWERBOOK, REMEMBER?
    No (4 votes) – 100%
    Q: CAN YOU IMAGE A B&W COMPUTER?
    Yes (2 votes) – 40%
    No (3 votes) – 60%

    • i know that the early computers had so many more glitches and problems. Once upon a time we were limited to 640 k of memory. You could go up to 1 meg but most programs initially didn’t recognize that extra memory without help!

      that is 1/1000th of what most computers have installed today, closer to 1/4000th 🙂

  2. Fun post, Doc. I had no contact with those early Macs. In the 80s I played with my brother’s Sinclair, then in the 90s worked with monochrome terminals on a Unix mainframe, as well as PCs with Windows 3.11.
    I’d love to be able to make my web-viewing experience black and white, but I haven’t figured how to do that yet 🙂

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    • just set your monitor to black and white mode – i am sure whatever monitor you have can do that!

      I remember my first exposure to computers was the old DEC PDP11. we were connected to the system 30 mainframe at Indiana University.

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