Happy 30th anniversary, Macintosh

Black woman on MacBook with coffee

Updated on December 10, 2021

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/

Photo by WOCinTech Chat (Flickr / CC BY / cropped from original)


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