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A bit of Macintosh history...

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by catrancher, Jul 20, 2010.

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    For any of you that are old enough to remember the original Macintosh (1984), you would know that it came with a revolutionary program called MacPaint. If you had a Mac back then, you used it and were amazed by it. Much like today's iPad.

    Well, that software now has a permanent place in history. The source code to it has been archived into the Computer History Museums archives and is freely available to the public. See this article:

    MacPaint source code archived online

    Just in case you lost your orginal!

    Tom :)macwave:... and it didn't have an "I"!)
     
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    yep I was excited to read that this morning :) and written in pascal which I always enjoyed :yes:
     
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    I wasn't even thought of in 1984 :rotfl:
     
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    I nearly wet myself when I saw the first macintosh :) then again when I saw the superbowl ad, then again when I saw the apple laserwriter :) :lol:

    good days indeed
     
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    Oh... well here ya go. It's 1984 all over again!

    [YOUTUBE]OYecfV3ubP8[/YOUTUBE]

    Tom :)macwave:... big brother!)
     
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    best ad ever, still makes me shiver
     
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    :thumbsup:

    :yes:

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    I loved my first MacBook, I had an orange one :)
     
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    oo one of the clamshell ones?
     
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    :yes: Yup that was the one!
     
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    I had one of the blue wedge desktops :D loved it and a friend had a sort of apple cube thing
     
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    Ahhh... the old Power Mac G4 Cube! :thumbsup:

    Tom :)macwave:... Mac of all trades!)
     
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    reminded me or ORAC from blakes7
     

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    Cool looking guy, gadget, thing... :unsure:

    We didn't get blakes7 on this side of the pond that I know of. At least I never got to see it. :lipwobble:

    Tom :)macwave:... deprived of yet more TV history! Oh well, at least I've still got ALF!)
     
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    gasp! Blakes 7 was great! Orac the sarcastic computer :D
     
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    scurries off to check Youtube. :exit:

    Tom :)macwave:... sarcastic computer? Sounds like my day job!)
     
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    I was watching the old keynote from when the introduced the clamshell iBook (the orange one)
    [YOUTUBE]cdpRSj7tLiY[/YOUTUBE]
    and I had to laugh, imagine if you showed the people in that room the latest macbook, or the iPad or iPhone!
     
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    Moore's law and all that! Still 5 more years to go! :eek:

    Tom :)macwave:... progress is our most important product!)
     

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