Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the Apple Macintosh computer’s debut.
In the last several years, I’ve returned to the Apple fold, buying a Mac Mini in late 2012. I don’t have any regrets about my purchase, enjoying my Mac’s relative lack of problems and OS X’s ease of use. While I don’t plan on buying an iPad or iPhone anytime in the future (my Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 7 tablet work well), I would be open to a MacBook of some sort in the future, budget permitting.
As I wrote in my 25th anniversary post:
My first Mac (and first computer period) was a Performa 636CD, bought in 1995, which I owned until 2002 (when I gave it away). The second Mac owned, bought in 2001, was a used Power Mac 7500 from eBay (someone’s office computer); that one was used until 2005, when I finally switched to Linux on a PC. I also (briefly) owned a third Mac in 2002-03, a PowerBook 540c, which was useful at the time for paper-writing, but not overly useful otherwise (unlike my current laptop).
Apple’s set up a special 30th anniversary page where one can see various Mac models, testimonials by fans (famous and not-so-famous), and post about one’s own Mac memories. Here’s the site (warning, auto-playing video on the first page): http://www.apple.com/30-years/