I started using Macs back in 1986, when the original Macintosh became my company’s first choice for creating overhead projector slides (remember THOSE?). I used Macs from then until 1997, when in a particularly misguided move, the company chose to replace ALL of its Macs with PCs (Windows 95 was deemed “good enough” and PCs were less expensive). I purchased my own personal Mac for the first time in 2006, and haven’t looked back since. Several years ago, nostalgia for the old Macs I had used at work took hold of me, and I have been acquiring and restoring selected Macs ever since – typically ones that are the same model as, or very similar to, the ones I had at work.
My current collection includes a Macintosh Classic, a Macintosh SE, a Quadra 660AV, a Quadra 840AV, a Power Macintosh 7500/100 (upgraded with a 350 MHz NewerTech G3 Accelerator), a Power Macintosh 7300/200 (upgraded with a Sonnet 500 MHz G3 Accelerator), a PowerMac G3 All-In-One (the Molar Mac), a G4 Cube (upgraded with a 1.2 GHz Sonnet G4 Accelerator), a 2.3 GHz Dual Core PowerMac G5, and the last of the G5s, a 2.5 GHz G5 Quad. I also have a 2.2 GHz 2008 MacBook Pro, a 3.2 GHz 2008 Mac Pro and my current “daily driver”, a 3.4 GHz 27″ iMac. My favorite? The G4 Cube, hands down – the Cube defines the word “innovation”.
Don’t even get me started on my other “iStuff” – iPods, iPads, iPhones, etc… 🙂
This blog charts my travels through “vintage Mac land”, where long forgotten problems crop up daily (what WERE the Type and Creator codes for that application? 🙂 ). Along the way, as I solve problems and learn things of interest, I will document them here for the benefit of others who, like me, share a fascination with vintage Macs.
Thank you for visiting my blog – I hope you enjoy it!