Happy Birthday to All My Macs

I’m a die-hard Mac fan. You do not want to get me started on the virtues of Mac. Especially if there’s another Mac enthusiast nearby who can join me. I could go on for hours, with someone else to share the enthusiasm, I could go on for days.

I got my first Mac in March 1985. It was called a “Fat Mac” or a Mac 512K. Not to brag too much about the durability of Macs, I have to tell you that the last time I powered it up to see if it still worked was in 1995. It did. I still have it, for sentimental reasons. Having used other computers of the era — including the Commodore 64(!) and, of course, IBM’s idea of a computer — I found it to be revolutionary. I still find Macs to be revolutionary. I’ve had a number of Macs as my primary computers over the years, both desktops and laptops. I’ve had to use PC’s for various reasons and generally find them a “I’m going to pull my hair out” experience, comparatively speaking. Macs still leave PC’s eating their dust.

In honor of the 30th birthday celebrations still going on, I thought I’d share this beautiful video from Apple’s YouTube channel. (By the way, would you believe me if I said I was only 3 years old when I got my first Mac? Didn’t think so.)