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Pseudonym
Jan 24, 2004, 04:14 AM
Well we're well into the 24th here in the UK and I was wondering how many of you are younger then the Mac?

I'm not - I was 14 and can remember it being launched. I had an old BBC computer at the time.

edit: missed a question mark in the title!

revenuee
Jan 24, 2004, 04:17 AM
I was born October 5th 1984 ... the mac and i share the same year ... but my conception came a little later :D

Billicus
Jan 24, 2004, 07:58 AM
The Macintosh beat me into the world as well...I was born in June of 1986. :p

virividox
Jan 24, 2004, 09:31 AM
mac beat me by a hear and a half

Toeknee
Jan 24, 2004, 10:06 AM
I was born on December 25, 1983... so I was barely one month old. Thats why I don't recall steve in his bow tie.

Maclarny
Jan 24, 2004, 11:37 AM
Born December 18, 1987. I'm still gonna celebrate though! :D

tpjunkie
Jan 24, 2004, 11:49 AM
beat me by 2 months an a week, i was born march 29th 1984.

scem0
Jan 24, 2004, 12:30 PM
1987 here, so yeah, it beat me.

scem0

baby duck monge
Jan 24, 2004, 12:36 PM
i beat the computer by a bit over 5 months. just enough time to have developed enough motor skills to use the mac when it first came out.

Backtothemac
Jan 24, 2004, 12:45 PM
Wow. I can remember watching the superbowl with my Dad in 84 and seeing the comercial for the Mac. I had a IIe at school and knew of the Lisa, although I had never seen one. I begged him to get me a Mac. I mean 128k of memory. Much better than the 8k in my TRS-80 Color computer.

Yea, I am old.

Counterfit
Jan 24, 2004, 01:22 PM
I was beat by just over a year, but my brother was almost 4 at the time. I should ask my father if he saw the commercial while watching the game, if he was watching...

wdlove
Jan 24, 2004, 01:47 PM
Well I happened to be 35 years old then. I was the proud owner of an Apple IIE. Didn't see the original ad though. 1984 was the year that I moved to Boston.

peterjhill
Jan 24, 2004, 02:11 PM
Heck, I was born in 1969

candan9019
Jan 24, 2004, 03:01 PM
June 14, 1984. Beat me by 6 months.

TommyLee
Jan 24, 2004, 04:46 PM
THIS IS STUPID!

Anyone born after 1984... DUH??

sethypoo
Jan 24, 2004, 04:50 PM
March 23, 1985 for me.

Close though!

sethypoo
Jan 24, 2004, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by TommyLee
THIS IS STUPID!

Anyone born after 1984... DUH??

Dude, please, read the forum rules.

eyelikeart
Jan 24, 2004, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by TommyLee
THIS IS STUPID!

Anyone born after 1984... DUH??

if u don't like the topics of conversation...stay out of them... :rolleyes:

Squire
Jan 24, 2004, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
Wow. I can remember watching the superbowl with my Dad in 84 and seeing the comercial for the Mac. I had a IIe at school and knew of the Lisa, although I had never seen one. I begged him to get me a Mac. I mean 128k of memory. Much better than the 8k in my TRS-80 Color computer.

Yea, I am old.

Hey, I had a TRS-80, too! I think mine had a whopping 16K of memory, though. (That would be RAM?) It used to amaze me how you could load these games and programs from a cassette. Crazy. Did you have any games for that beast?

Squire

wdlove
Jan 24, 2004, 07:02 PM
Originally posted by TommyLee
THIS IS STUPID!

Anyone born after 1984... DUH??


I agree with every onelse, it is best not to post in a thread if you don't like the topic. You should definitely read the rule or else you will get banned. Everyone is just trying to make conversation and contribute in a friendly way.

Dippo
Jan 24, 2004, 10:01 PM
I beat the Mac by a few years.

I do remember using Macs in grade school to play number crunchers.

G5orbust
Jan 24, 2004, 10:08 PM
1988. Only missed it by a good 4 years...


Oh and....


TommyLee,

Stupidest isnt a word.

Signed,

The world

dave1234
Jan 24, 2004, 10:12 PM
Feb. 13 1987, a few years late.

Neserk
Jan 25, 2004, 12:36 AM
*cough69cough*

Geesh, I feel old!

themadchemist
Jan 25, 2004, 12:42 AM
My parents weren't even married yet!

whocares
Jan 25, 2004, 12:43 AM
I second Neserk, old people were born before the Mac.

Hey, I guess I'm old then (but so much as I was born after Apple).

MrMacMan
Jan 25, 2004, 01:42 AM
March 7, 1988.

Not around, not even close.

yamabushi
Jan 25, 2004, 01:53 AM
I was nearly ten at the time and spent much of my time programming in BASIC and LOGO on various Apple II computers. Yeah, I was always a geek.

bannedagain
Jan 25, 2004, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by revenuee
I was born October 5th 1984 ... the mac and i share the same year ... but my conception came a little later :D

Your actual "conception" may have been very close indeed to the release of the apple.

As for me I was born 4th of December 1984. So I was not arround.

bousozoku
Jan 25, 2004, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by revenuee
I was born October 5th 1984 ... the mac and i share the same year ... but my conception came a little later :D

Perhaps your parents were celebrating the arrival of the Macintosh, which eventually led to your arrival. :D

I, on the other hand, was around long before the Macintosh and had a computer since November 1981.

Here's to all of you who should discover what was there before the Mac. :)

tpjunkie
Jan 25, 2004, 10:24 PM
I know what there was, we didn't get a mac until I was 5...before then it was all Apple ][c, all the time, baby...

parrothead
Jan 27, 2004, 04:09 PM
Beat the mac by 10 years! I learned to type on the IIe. I remember plugging a mouse into that computer and then running mousepaint just so I could use it.

Macmaniac
Jan 27, 2004, 04:58 PM
I missed it by 2 years, Oct of 86', at least I can drive and the Mac can't (Yet);)

Angelus
Jan 27, 2004, 06:07 PM
April 3rd 1984.
close enough but then i was about 10 days late.My parents were terrified that i'd be born on april 1st and be a fool.

Counterfit
Jan 27, 2004, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by Angelus
April 3rd 1984.
close enough but then i was about 10 days late.My parents were terrified that i'd be born on april 1st and be a fool. I think that correlation is really the other way around. Both people I know that were born on 4/1, my uncle and the valedictorian of my high school class, neither are fools by any means. And the weird thing is, they live behind each other... :eek:

mgargan1
Jan 28, 2004, 12:00 PM
Yea, i'm older than the mac by 25 days... born Dec. 30th '83. Same Bday as Tiger Woods, and Labron James (Manchild)...

MattG
Jan 28, 2004, 01:50 PM
I was born in '81 but didn't start using them until 2002!

pinto32
Jan 28, 2004, 02:24 PM
I was in my mommy :D

Backtothemac
Jan 28, 2004, 03:14 PM
Yea I had games on cassette. Funny how times have changed. As for tommy boy. Get a clue dude, if you can't say nothing nice, then don't say anything at all.


Oh, and yea, 16 k was in the color computer 2 Mine had 8k, and it was the machine that learned basic on.

*wipes tear from eye*

IIvan
Jan 28, 2004, 06:25 PM
born in Oct 86 here too- I grew up on Macs at shool though- Compact Macs then LC 550s then Performa 5200's then B&W G3s... the old 286 box was always waiting to be fixed- probly still is...

;)


BTW- Props to Word Munchers for Apple II - that game rocked my young world!

ibookin'
Jan 29, 2004, 12:19 AM
12-15-87

Nope.

irmongoose
Jan 29, 2004, 06:44 AM
August 1st, 1988.

What is that... 7, 8 years? Oh, and tack on a few months...



irmongoose

edesignuk
Jan 29, 2004, 06:54 AM
I was only a few months old, so I don't remember a thing! :eek:

aharon
Jan 29, 2004, 07:06 AM
I was going to say, "There should be a thread about who was born after the 'blue box'". But alas I was freakin 4 years old when THAT was created.

I'll be getting along to my prostate examination now.

phreakout13
Jan 30, 2004, 06:03 PM
I was born n 1989, but I can remember using a //e in kindergarten, and that was in like, 1996:cool:

SoAP
Jan 30, 2004, 07:22 PM
August 22, 1988
Yea, the last advertisement I remember from Apple period is the iMac ad.

B@SS_SHOCK
Jan 30, 2004, 08:32 PM
Yeah count me in for the year 1988 as well. But who cares if I wasn't at the launch, at least I'm still lucky to own one (128k and many others). Btw, you know there are singnatures inside the Mac up until the SE/30!!

Counterfit
Jan 31, 2004, 12:23 AM
Yeah, that was noted on folklore.org