Thursday, January 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Mac!

I'm not too technically minded but I know enough to get a giggle from hearing that it's Mac's birthday today. Why giggle? Because the first Apple Mac:

Came out in 1984 (the year I graduated high school)
Had 2 serial ports
Space for 1 of those giant floppy discs
Ran OS1
Had an 8 inch screen
Had 128K of memory (less than my mp3)
And cost $2500 (about $5000 in 2008 dollars)

How funny is that? Something that I rely on every day, that my job depends on, that I love dearly had such humble beginnings. Now I complain when pages take too long to load while my 1984 self was still marvelling at correcting tape.

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