January 24th, 2009 1:54 am |
It was 25 years ago today, that Apple Computer introduced the first Macintosh. Who knew that this little box with a built in screen, keyboard, mouse, MacPaint and MacWrite would change the world forever??
My first “Apple” was actually an Apple IIe, then we moved up to a IIc, a Frankin (IIc clone), then a IIgs. My first Mac was a 512k, then a Mac Plus, the SE, SE30, LC, LCII, Quadra 800, Performa, G3, G4, MacBook, MacBook Pro and finally a MacPro.
Whew! My entire professional career was built around that little machine. Today I’m a Macintosh Technologist supporting Creative IT systems for a large marketing and advertising agency. I’ve worked with Macs selling them at Wabash Computers and OnLine Computers here in the OC. I’ve sold Macintosh SCSI External hard drives for CMS. I sold printer adapters and MS-DOS co-processor cards for the Mac with Orange Micro. Later I would work for a Defense contractor and got to work with Macs at the Pentagon. During that time I was also a local Apple Rep for Apple for CompUSA and Sears. Next I would be making a social/political statement and working as one of the first IT Directors in the gay and lesbian movement working for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. After that I would also work with other organizations like GLAAD, LLEGO, PFLAG and HRC. Next I became a toymaker (well…sort of). I worked in IT for Mattel supporting the toy and packaging designers in El Segundo. After Mattel I took a sabbatical and ran a cooking school for a few years. I worked on a Windows machine, but I did all the artwork and most of my analysis work on my personal Mac! I returned to IT and worked for a PC Consulting firm as a Project engineer and their primary Mac support guy. This now brings me to my current job!
Thank You Apple! I look forward to another 25 years!
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