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Happy 30th birthday Mac!

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/24

Being away from a computer sometimes means you forget about events.

So before I forget: happy 30th birthday Mac!

For me, real programming started 31 years ago on an Apple II at high school, soon followed by a II+ and a //e. At first, I was programming in both Integer Basic and AppleSoft Basic, then with Apple Pascal (which was based on UCSD Pascal, but way too slow), and finally with Turbo Pascal 1.0 (after they installed a Microsoft Z-80 softcard in a few of the machines which allowed it to run CP/M).

Back then me, nor my parents could afford a computer like a Mac, but I was lucky enough to keep on people at the “close by” (30 minutes by bicycle) University to use one and program in hyper card and various Pascal dialects (and later Delphi).

Now I own a few Macs (most more portable than the //c) bought a //e and //c last summer and collecting some extension cards to make life easier.

Just look at the B&N magazine rack how popular the Apple stuff is today:

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So again: happy 30th birthday Mac!

Without you, I wouldn’t be a software developer.

–jeroen

via: Apple bracht eerste Mac-computer 30 jaar geleden uit – Computer – Nieuws – Tweakers.

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