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    Ride More, Whine Less
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    The Mac turns 30


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    psycho cyclo addict
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    That IS cool.

    My 1st job had a lot to do with accessing computing resources via ARPANET on CP/M (all command line) computers...

    If you have not read the book- Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Stephen Levy, I highly recommend it.

    Talks a lot about the early computing days, Apple, IBM PC's, M$ and many who gave away their creations to make stuff like BSD Unix (which OS X is based on), the tools that made Linux possible (Richard Stallman) and other little things like the spreadsheet (Dan Bricklin) a reality.

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    Front Range, Colorado
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    Very cool!
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    duh
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    went from garage to evil empire in 31 years not bad
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    the big aussie rep bomb is comin your way

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    Now, THAT'S gonna hurt!
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    Had a Mac SE20 when they first came out in about 85/86. Cutting edge with 20mb HD and 4mb RAM and one 3.5" 1.44mb floppy port! After learning DOS, SuperCalc4, & Lotus on the IBM's in the university classroom, the campus bookstore was selling Macs and it was so much better than the IBM platform at the time. It cost me $2500 for the Mac SE and another $1100 for the Imagewriter LQ dot matrix printer. Then Mac went to sh!t a number of years later and had very little software support from all the new cool programs that were coming out. I hated to but I jumped ship after owning several Macs up to that point. Never went back and am pretty confident nowadays, with the way they run their ship, that I never will.

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    U sayin' Bolt ?
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    Funny to think how ridiculous a quad core, 1080 resolution smartphone on 4g lte would seem to the PC pioneers. Yes Woz, that is a 64gb card the size of a finger nail.

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