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October 6, 2011

I dug these two antiques out of the closet at work this morning and set them up in the lobby as a shrine to Steve. Most if not all of the college students here have never seen such ancient computers.

One is a Mac Plus from around 1988 and it features a (noisy) external hard drive. The other is a Powerbook 145B.

Both booted right up, no problem. Just like most of Apple’s stuff. That’s exactly why I’ve been an Apple fan(boy) since day one.

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3 comments

  1. Come on….tell the truth…..that photo was taken in Mr. Bill Coe’s 5th hour computer class….


  2. When I was a freshmen at college, school leaked that Steve was buying Macs for everyone. Didn’t work out, but Apple did set up a computer room on campus, and it was hugely popular. People camped out there, and the place smelled like the primate house after a few months. That was 1984, I think. They had a separate room for the inkjets with the perforated paper — very noisy when they were all going.


  3. Mr. Coe’s class was PRE Mac; those were original Apple’s or Apple II’s. I didn’t have a clue in that class, and I swear I never touched a computer again until I bought my first Mac, a Powerbook 3400c, around 1995. I typed every college paper on a typewriter!



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